| Oct 30, 2012
| 12:43 PM
State Sen. Bill Ferguson, an alumnus of the Teach for America program, was helping former student Antuan Gladden through the process of applying for a job when Gladden's brother, a Navy sailor named Alonzo, was gunned down in front of a relative's home. ...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 5:52 PM
Teach for America -- a nonprofit organization that places college graduates, professionals and others without traditional teaching degrees in schools -- has been touted for its success in bringing talented people into the field of education.
But in the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:54 PM
Several good friends of mine work as Chicago Public School teachers, and as the strike continues this week, I can’t help but point out it seems like Chicago’s great at coughing up money for Olympic bids, NATO summits, and TIFF slush funds, but...
| Sep 14, 2012
As an actor, Tony Danza had conquered nearly every entertainment realm TV, the movies, even Broadway when one day three years ago, he felt a powerful urge to chase a childhood dream and become a teacher. He'd been inspired, watching a documentary made...
| Jul 15, 2012
It was just after Labor Day in 2008 when Malia Burns took a break from the commotion at the Seattle wedding reception of her dear high school friend, Rose Pierce.
Alone in a small alcove away from the action, Malia was watching the Ohio State-USC game on...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Just a week ago, Elizabeth Conway Nass sat down with her father, Eric, to plan out a semester abroad in Norway.
She wanted his advice on how she would spend the second half of her junior year overseas while staying on track to earn a bachelor's degree in...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 2:58 PM
It’s not just the first day of school for the 9th graders at Helen Cox's Algebra 1 class, their teacher is experiencing his first day as well. Brandon Rapp is a Yale graduate with a degree in chemical engineering but because of Teach for America he...