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April 7, 2017
Caroline James (Greater New Orleans-Mississippi Delta '12) overcame a variety of barriers to earn a coveted Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Read why talent alone was not enough to get her there.
Education & Issues
February 22, 2017
A critical support for Teach For America corps members and national service is at risk—and your help is needed.
Education & Issues
January 18, 2017
Hardy Farrow (Memphis ’13), recently named to Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, shares why our mistakes are more valuable than we think.
Education & Issues
December 22, 2016
When Madina Olomi (D.C. Region '14) was placed in a school with the most refugee students in the county, she was able to relate to them on a level many teachers could not.
Education & Issues
November 21, 2016
King John Pascual (New York '14) views his new fellowship with Health for America as an opportunity to help change the way we prevent, detect, and treat strokes.
Education & Issues
October 13, 2016
In our latest piece celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Mario Benabe (New York '14), who was recently honored by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, describes a method of instruction he calls Do The Right Thing Pedagogy.
Education & Issues
September 23, 2016
Teach For America alum and current principal Archie Moss Jr. (Charlotte '11) sheds light on the importance of having black school leaders and how we can bring more of them into the fold.
Education & Issues
September 15, 2016
A nonprofit co-founded by a pair of TFA–Eastern North Carolina alumni has earned a grant worth up to $325,000 toward changing the way middle school students learn about sex education.
Education & Issues
August 18, 2016
When Jonathan Howard's promising hoop dreams didn't pan out, he forged a new career path as one of the most respected teacher recruitment directors in the country.
Education & Issues
August 24, 2016
Erin McCarty (Las Vegas Valley '08), a product of Las Vegas public schools, has seen her career development from teacher to burgeoning school leader benefit due to her experience as a Teach For America corps member.
Education & Issues
August 3, 2016
On track to earn degrees in medicine and public health, Anthony Sawyer's experience as a student and teacher in rural communities has uniquely prepared him for his next career step.
Education & Issues
August 1, 2016
Alicia Herald hatched the idea for MyEdMatch in an unconventional way. Now after merging with the nation’s largest teacher-recruitment platform, her company is here to stay.
Education & Issues
July 25, 2016
Catherine Pitcher (Las Vegas Valley ’08) and Riley Woods (Eastern North Carolina ’11) have built careers in the tech industry while still leaving an imprint on the way we learn.
Education & Issues
July 8, 2016
In solidarity with Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas, a message to the TFA community from CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard (Phoenix ’98)
Education & Issues
July 1, 2016
There’s no rubric or checklist for post-grad life, and not knowing where next year will take you may leave you uneasy. You’re not alone. Life after college is an incredible, crazy, and meaningful learning experience for many. One healthy route is to roll with the punches and learn to embrace the uncertainty of this wonderful, if tumultuous, period.
Education & Issues
June 29, 2016
In seven years, Daniel Feehan (Chicago–Northwest Indiana '09) has gone from teaching sixth grade to President Obama nominating him for assistant secretary of defense for readiness. Read about the role TFA has had in his remarkable journey.
Education & Issues
June 28, 2016
You’ve shared a room, studied all night, and eaten a lot of bad takeout together. It’s no wonder the bonds formed in college are among the closest. But who says it has to end? Here are some ways you can maintain close friendships post-graduation.

Education & Issues
June 21, 2016
A trio of Teach For America alumni have an opportunity to make widescale impact in leadership positions at the Texas Education Agency.
Education & Issues
June 20, 2016
A new study finds that parents have high expectations for their child’s academic future, but the path to college isn’t always clear. Matt Stern (Baltimore ’08) of Learning Heroes explores what can be done to help parents support their child to succeed in school.
Education & Issues
June 6, 2016
To kick off Pride Month, Desiree Raught (D.C. Region '07), the 2015 GLSEN Educator of the Year, shares her thoughts on the progress that has been made for LGBTQ students and teachers alike.

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