6/20/2006

All About Teachers

Teach for America Surging in Popularity Washington Post
At sites around the country, the 17-year-old nonprofit has begun training about 2,400 recent graduates for two-year teaching stints in disadvantaged schools, nearly triple the figure in 2000.

Those who can, teach; those who teach well get awards Boston Globe
Take Oliver Sicat, a 27-year-old math teacher at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School. He completed this year's Boston Marathon and raised $20,000 so he could buy laptops for all 20 of his college-bound seniors.

State seeks time to hit teacher goals
The Detroit News
The state is seeking a one-year extension on the June 30 deadline to get teachers to meet standards.

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