Saturday, May 17, 2008

TFA to place 170 new teachers in DC area schools

The Teach for America program is planning on placing 170 new teachers in Washington area schools for the 2008-2009 school year.
Together with last year's group, 300 first- and second-year teachers will reach more 25,000 students locally during the 2008-09 academic year. That will also mean an increase of 75 to 100 participating schools in the D.C. Public Schools, D.C. Public Charter and Prince George's County school systems.

The closure of some D.C. schools will not hinder the program, said Amy Black, executive director of Teach For America-Metro D.C.

"It impacts us a bit," she said. "A few first-year teachers whose schools are closing will be starting their second year in a different school, but we're making sure teachers are well-supported through that process."

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