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Sep 13 2011

Add your voice to our vision

We’re a community, so we’re seeking community input for our strategic vision setting process. Requirements, generally, will be twice-monthly phone meetings scheduled evenings and/or weekends with various deliverables produced in collaboration with others on the committee. You can help us decide where we’re headed… there are a lot of potentials! If you’re interested or want…

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Sep 10 2011

Interesting HS Social Studies Lesson Video

Through our contact us page, we received this video presentation created by a German nonprofit as a part of Project WissenWerte.  The video gives a pretty good summary of the current understanding of human rights and might be a useful and engaging tool for helping teach this concept in a high school social studies curriculum.…

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Aug 23 2011

Earth shakes as ed reform continues to roll

The Washington DC region experienced a bit of a tremor Tuesday, and I’m not referring to Matt Damon’s interview during the Save Our Schools march from a few weeks back or even Standard and Poor’s historic downgrade of U.S. credit. On Tuesday, an earthquake rippled across the mid-Atlantic region with a 5.8 magnitude at it’s…

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Aug 22 2011

A big welcome to Milwaukee (?)

My Bad

So, we thought this was both really bad and somewhat funny. Until someone let us know, Milwaukee was not showing up on the region list even though they’re not a new region. Oops. Our bad. Problem solved! Hopefully we’ll have some Milwaukee bloggers joining us soon.

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Jul 31 2011

Teach For Us by the Numbers

It’s the last day of July, and although the midwest heatwave seems to still be sitting right outside my apartment, we’re approaching the beginning of the school year for many districts, and that means all sorts of fun is coming up… school supply shopping, lesson planning and tracker-creating!  For any of you who don’t get…

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We often field questions about Teach For America’s policy on blogging and, in particular, blogging here. Our confident answer is always that Teach For America officially supports corps members in their efforts to express themselves as individuals through social media channels. Now we want to make sure you know where to find this policy since…

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Jul 09 2011

New Community Manager In Town

Hello Teach For Us Community.  I’m writing this as my inaugural post as the new Teach For Us Community Manager, a position I have now held for a little less than two weeks. Before I jump into what I’ll be doing and what my position means for you, I’d like to tell you a little…

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Jun 18 2011

Warning: Corps members at play

cm flash

What’s a flash mob called at Phoenix Institute? A Phlash Mob according to this video!

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May 19 2011

Site maintenance today 2:30 ET

We’re doing some planned maintenance today at 2:30 ET. Sorry for the last minute notice. It will take about one hour (we hope). Update: We’ve done the maintenance. Unrelated to our work, there is a server issue causing a slow-down in serving up the pages. This will solve itself in the next hour or so.

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