We are excited to see honest and thoughtful coverage about the evolution of Teach For America. We’re especially excited that St. Louis was mentioned as one of 12 regions who will be building our “Beyond Two” campaign, with special emphasis on teaching 5 years or more!
“The second pilot program will encourage corps members in 12 regions-Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Connecticut, D.C., Dallas, Nashville, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, San Antonio, South Carolina, and St. Louis — to commit to teach for up to five years. It will provide some of the participants with continued training and support, such as instructional coaching and stipends to pursue graduate studies in education. ‘Teaching beyond two years cannot be a backup plan — it has to be the main plan,’ Kramer said in a speech announcing the changes.”