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January 19, 2016

Teach for America to Allow More Flexibility in Training New Teachers

Leading up to its 25th year, Teach for America is decentralizing its authority, allowing more flexibility for the training techniques provided to young teachers in its 52 regions, Education Week reports.

The Dallas-Fort Worth region, for example, trained its own corps members for the first time this year, putting more emphasis on teaching techniques that allow students to come to their own conclusions as opposed to prioritizing teacher actions as had previously been the norm.

Some see the changes as a reflection of the organization’s leadership changes in 2013 while others understand it as a reaction to criticisms faced by the organization and its two-year decline in applicants.