Teach For America in the Triad

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- The Guilford County Board of Education will be presented with a plan Tuesday evening to bring Teach For America to the Triad.

According to the proposal on Guilford County School's website, state lawmakers set aside money this year to expand the program into the Piedmont Triad for the upcoming school year.

Teach For America recruits college grads of all majors to teach students in low-income areas and high-needs schools, where recruiting and retaining teachers is a challenge.

About 30 TFA teachers will be recruited to work with GCS middle and high school students.

A spokesperson for the program says there's a huge demand for the program in our area and is excited about the partnership that's currently in the early stages of development.

The Teach For America program currently has teachers in the Charlotte area and Eastern North Carolina.

According to Guilford County Schools, private funding has been secured in addition to state funds to help cover district costs. A GCS spokesperson says no board approval is needed at Tuesday night's meeting following the presentation.

The district says it's excited for the opportunity to bring more great teachers to its classrooms.