Teach For America Gets $100M

ATLANTA — Teach For America, the education organization that has placed recent college graduates in low-income public schools, is getting $100 million to launch its first-ever endowment in hopes of making the grass-roots organization a per…

ATLANTA — Teach For America, the education organization that has placed recent college graduates in low-income public schools, is getting $100 million to launch its first-ever endowment in hopes of making the grass-roots organization a permanent fixture in education.

The program – which is now in communities from Atlanta to rural New Mexico to Los Angeles – announced Thursday that four philanthropists are joining to create a stable, long-term source of money. It’s welcome news for an organization that had more than 46,000 applications for just 4,400 teaching slots this academic year.

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