Teach for America to expand its presence in Colorado schools

06/10/2010 | Denver Post, The

Teach for America plans to nearly double, to 270, the number of recruits it places this fall into high-need schools in Colorado. The nonprofit group is hoping for annual increases of 400 TFA teachers in Colorado schools by 2013 if the state wins federal Race to the Top funding. While some studies show improved student achievement with TFA teachers, critics say TFA teachers are underprepared for difficult jobs and do not stay long enough to make lasting improvements.

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