Teach for America makes debut in Minnesota schools

11/24/2009 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

The national service program Teach for America made its debut in Minnesota this year, bringing in 43 new teachers to help narrow the achievement gap in the state's most disadvantaged schools. The new teachers are recent college graduates who will earn their certifications during their two-year commitment to Minnesota classrooms. Program officials say participants are smart and willing to work hard, but representatives of the state teachers union have expressed concerns about placing untrained teachers in the state's neediest classrooms.

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