Kentucky Officials Praise Teach for America Expansion

Praise is pouring in for an initiative to place top-flight college graduates in teaching positions in three Eastern Kentucky counties. Lieutenant Governor Dan Mongiardo, who grew up in Hazard, is excited about Teach for America‚Äôs decision to expand into Eastern Kentucky. Mongiardo says the program, which is recruiting top college graduates to teach in schools […]

Teach for America Coming to Appalachia

Three eastern Kentucky school districts have agreed to hire Teach for America instructors next fall. This will be the organization’s first operation in Kentucky and in Appalachia. Teach for America places young teachers in impoverished and struggling schools, and about three fourths of the organization’s operations are in cities, the nearest being Nashville and Indianapolis. […]