The Nuts and Bolts of Pass the Chalk

The Nuts and Bolts of Pass the Chalk
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Welcome to Pass the Chalk: The TFA Blog. I'm Ruiyan Xu, senior web editor for Teach For America, and I'm excited to share this blog with you. We hope this blog will contribute to the larger conversation taking place online about education in our country. Pass the Chalk is a work-in-progress, so thanks for your patience.

A close shot of a nut, a bolt, and a screw on a white background.

Photo by Tomas Sienicki (via WikiCommons).

What We'll Talk About
We're here because we believe education is the most pressing issue facing our nation. On the blog, individuals will share their take on education news, discuss and debate various issues, and tell stories from classrooms, schools, and communities around the nation.

Our Writers
Teach For America is made up of 10,000 corps members, nearly 28,000 alums, more than 1,500 staff members, and many more community supporters! While we won't be able to hear from everyone on the blog, we will feature a diverse set of voices from across our network.

Contacting Us
We'd love to hear from you. What would you like to read about on Pass the Chalk? Do you have feedback for our bloggers? Please send your suggestions and thoughts to

About Teach For America
We work with communities to expand educational opportunities for kids growing up in poverty. Our corps members teach for a minimum of two years in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. Find out more about us at our website.


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