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One Day
By Leah Fabel
September 22, 2017
As the leaves change and the temperatures drop, take an hour to cozy up with a book from our list of recommended reading.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
July 11, 2017
For Jordan and Maria, a summer institute romance was only the beginning.
One Day
By Leah Fabel
June 5, 2017
9th grader Naia is into her new school and its big plans for VR, AI, and student side hustles. Take the tour.
Alumni
June 5, 2017
We are very proud in the D.C. Region that one of our alumni, Laura Wilson Phelan (Bay Area ’96), is a finalist for this year’s Social Innovation Award.
One Day
By Faviola Jasmine Leyva and Paula Ann Solis
May 30, 2017
We scoured the WiFi waves to bring you these podcasts, hosted by alumni, that range over all sorts of topics. Are you woke? Raising bilingual kids? Curious if sharing a Netflix password is illegal?
Inside TFA
By The TFA Editorial Team
November 3, 2016
Aviva Rosman (Chicago ’10) co-founded a nonpartisan, online voter guide to help citizens learn more about local referendums and candidates.
One Day
By Susan Brenna
November 1, 2016
From teaching high school English on the Rosebud Indian Reservation to being deputy chief of staff to Representative Todd Rokita (R-Ind.), Mark A. Cruz, an enrolled member of the Klamath tribe, shows us his path.
One Day
By Susan Brenna
October 25, 2016
A four-part look at how educators are making every space safe for students, with close-ups on Orlando, New York, and an evolution within Teach For America.
One Day
By Leah Fabel
October 16, 2016
When diverse kids learn peacekeeping with academic rigor, will they save the world?
Education & Issues
October 6, 2016
MenSa Maa of the D.C. Region reflects on the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference panel discussing the scarcity of Black principals and ways to strengthen the Black principal pipeline in schools nationwide.
What Works Clearinghouse
October 4, 2016
One Day
By Leah Fabel
September 13, 2016
The dynamic poet and writer tells us his media diet (and fast food habits), shares a favorite poem, and explains why he’s in awe every day that he’s able to do this work.
One Day
May 17, 2016
Seattle's early learning director navigates politics and pedagogy to ensure the benefits of pre-K last.
Education & Issues
April 21, 2016
All her life, Kati Vaughn (Los Angeles '09) knew that she wanted to work with children. She shares her renewed passion for early childhood education during the Week of the Young Child.
One Day
April 20, 2016
In the nation’s capital, Teach For America alumni are shaping education policy and practice at all levels.
One Day
April 20, 2016
From classrooms to communities to capitols, these five profiles show how Teach For America’s network of 50,000 corps members and alumni is leading change for kids.