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  • Senator reflects on sailor's shooting death

    Senator reflects on sailor's shooting death
    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. ...
  • Renton School District considers using 'Teach for America' candidates to fill open jobs

    Renton School District considers using 'Teach for America' candidates to fill open jobs
    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...
  • How Chicago's Teacher Strike Explains the Education De-revolution

    How Chicago's Teacher Strike Explains the Education De-revolution
    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...
  • Actor Tony Danza On New Book 'I'd Like To Apologize To Every Teacher I Ever Had'

    Actor Tony Danza On New Book 'I'd Like To Apologize To Every Teacher I Ever Had'
    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...
  • Malia Burns and Bill Kiolbasa: Matchmaker, matchmaker

    Malia Burns and Bill Kiolbasa: Matchmaker, matchmaker
    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...
  • Family remembers Elizabeth Nass as 'smart, bold, intelligent'

    Family remembers Elizabeth Nass as 'smart, bold, intelligent'
    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...
  • Teach For America teacher experiences first day

    Teach For America teacher experiences first day
    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...