Teach for America http://kplu.org en University of Washington could train Teach for America recruits http://kplu.org/post/university-washington-could-train-teach-america-recruits <p>The University of Washington plans to launch a program to train and certify Teach for America recruits. People who go through the program would start teaching after just five weeks of intensive instruction.</p><p>Teach for America expects to <a href="http://www.teachforamerica.org/newsroom/documents/TFA_SeattleTacoma_Release.htm">bring at least 35 of its recruits to Seattle and Federal Way this fall</a>.</p> Thu, 12 May 2011 14:49:24 +0000 Charla Bear 1583 at http://kplu.org University of Washington could train Teach for America recruits Teach for America coming to Seattle this fall http://kplu.org/post/teach-america-coming-seattle-fall <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-946387.mp3</p><p>Despite opposition from the local teachers' union and a lawsuit from parents and community groups, <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/education/2013969632_teachforamerica19m.html">Teach for America has announced it will return to public schools in the Seattle area in the 2011-12 academic year.</a></p><p> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:54:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 553 at http://kplu.org Community group sues to keep Teach for America out of Seattle http://kplu.org/post/community-group-sues-keep-teach-america-out-seattle <p>A group of Seattle parents and community members has filed a lawsuit to stop <a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/area/main/index.dxml">Seattle Public Schools</a> from bringing <a href="http://www.teachforamerica.org/">Teach for America</a> to the city.</p> Sat, 18 Dec 2010 00:12:04 +0000 Charla Bear 393 at http://kplu.org Seattle debating merits of Teach for America http://kplu.org/post/seattle-debating-merits-teach-america <p>A full slate of public testimony is expected at tonight's&nbsp; <a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/area/board/agenda.htm">school board</a><a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/area/board/agenda.htm"> meeting</a> in Seattle.&nbsp; The board is voting on a controversial proposal to allow new recruits from a national organization called <a href="http://www.teachforamerica.org/what-we-do/our-approach/">Teach for America</a> into <a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/area/main/index.dxml">Seattle's public schools</a>.&nbsp; The program places top college grads – who don't have traditional teaching certificates - in underperforming schools.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:50:36 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 161 at http://kplu.org Seattle debating merits of Teach for America