Behind the Headline: Teach for America Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Washington Event

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Teach for America Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Washington Event
Washington Post | 2/7/16

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Still Teaching for America
Education Next | Summer 2013

Teach for America celebrated its 25th anniversary with a conference in Washington, D.C. attended by thousands of alumni of the program.  Among the speakers at the event were acting U.S. education secretary John King, former New York City schools chief Joel Klein, D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and her predecessor Michelle Rhee, and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers and a frequent TFA critic, notes Emma Brown in the Washington Post.

President Obama taped a video message to the group that was played at the event.


June Kronholz wrote about the past, present, and future of Teach for America for EdNext in 2013, when Wendy Kopp was just handing over the reins to Teach for America to new co-chief executives Elisa Villanueva Beard and Matt Kramer.

EdNext also published a study that looked at the overrepresentation of Teach for America alumni among the leadership of entrepreneurial education organizations.

— Education Next

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