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Race to the Top: The Race is On! - Pt.2

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Race to the Top: The Race is On! - Pt.2

The deadline has arrived, and 40 states plus D.C. are hoping to win a share of a 4.35 billion dollar "Race to the Top" pie. Who will get the money? How have they prepared?

Jan 19th, 2010 | 3 comments | 16,469 Views
Duration: 6:30 min
The Real World of Teach for America: Zitsi Mirakhur - “The Pragmatist”

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The Real World of Teach for America: Zitsi Mirakhur - “The Pragmatist”

Zitsi Mirakhur's classes were tough in the beginning...until she learned a few tricks of the trade. By the end of her first year, teaching had taught her a lot about herself. How'd she turn it all around?

Jan 19th, 2010 | 8 comments | 39,585 Views
Duration: 6:56 min
The Real World of Teach for America: Bayoji Akingbola - “The Victim of Circumstance”

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The Real World of Teach for America: Bayoji Akingbola - “The Victim of Circumstance”

Bayoji Akingbola was the perfect Teach for America candidate. But even the perfect teacher needs support. Was Bayoji set up to fail?

Jan 19th, 2010 | 1 comment | 14,284 Views
Duration: 5:54 min
The Real World of Teach for America: The Real World of Teach for America: The Series

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The Real World of Teach for America: The Real World of Teach for America: The Series

Over the course of two years, Learning Matters producers followed 7 Teach for America recruits as they fulfilled their assignments in New Orleans. These are their stories.

Jan 19th, 2010 | 7 comments | 32,900 Views
The Real World of Teach for America: Daniel Hoffman - “The Idealist”

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The Real World of Teach for America: Daniel Hoffman - “The Idealist”

Daniel Hoffman came with high hopes, but one year later, he was out of the classroom. Sometimes even the best of intentions aren’t enough.

Jan 12th, 2010 | 1 comment | 10,206 Views
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