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June 17, 2016
We gathered a collection of reflections, photos, and videos from teachers, parents, and even district leaders, as we celebrate the 2015-16 school year and look forward to the next one!
Teacher smiling at camera
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.
August 2, 2016
Teach For America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard (Phoenix '98) welcomes incoming 2016 corps members with an address celebrating the diverse coalition necessary to fight educational inequity today and eradicate it for the next generation.
June 6, 2016
Teach For America is proud to announce the five winners of this year's Social Innovation Award, whose creative ventures are directed toward ending educational inequity.
June 2, 2016
With experience in both education and the corporate world, Minh Tran (L.A. '09) explores how schools can benefit from experimenting with best practices from the business field.
May 30, 2016
After returning to civilian life following nearly a decade in the Army National Guard, Riki Baker (Twin Cities '13) soon learned why her military experience was readily applicable to her new career as a third-grade teacher.
Teacher with three students wearing green
Terrance Sims employs some innovative methods to get 54 fourth-grade students engaged in his classroom at Milwaukee College Prep.
May 27, 2016
In honor of #ProofPointDay, we caught up with Terrance Sims (Milwaukee ’15), who is using his experience as the first in his family to graduate from college to prepare students from his hometown for what lies ahead.
Teacher with arm around student
Kaala (left) would like to see more culturally responsive teachers like Kevin Sun (Hawai'i '14) in schools across the state. (PHOTO: Anais Gude)
May 26, 2016
As AAPI Heritage Month continues, a high school student explains the need for teachers to make his fellow young scholars believe that their identity matters—especially in a place as culturally diverse as Hawai'i.
May 25, 2016
Teach For America has announced this year's finalists for the Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership, which is given to an alumnus or team of alumni whose work has recently led to significant, measurable systemic change on a broad scale.
May 24, 2016
The finalists for this year's Teach For America’s Social Innovation Award are as diverse as they are impactful when it comes to the evolving face of education.


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