Teach for America could direct teachers to SC
Oct 13, 2010 6:36:00 PM - thestate.com
Struggling rural schools in South Carolina soon may get help recruiting enthusiastic young teachers from the national nonprofit Teach for America.
The state education board on Wednesday directed the agency to create an alternative teacher certification program for college graduates in the program. It was a critical step in helping the organization expand into South Carolina.
The nonprofit already operates in 31 states, including North Carolina.
The group recruits recent college graduates from across the nation to fill vacancies in struggling rural and inner-city schools. Spokeswoman Rebecca Neale says it hopes to bring 30 teachers to Pee Dee schools beginning next school year.
It is raising $3.6 million to launch the program in the state.
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