Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Look who's teaching now


NEW HAVEN — Celebrities, politicians and business leaders, including Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and talk show host Maury Povich will teach public school classes during Teach For America Week, from April 5-16.
Teacher For America Week has taken place annually since 1997 and will take place in 30 regions across the country this year. The event draws community leaders into classrooms taught by Teach For America corps members to give lessons based on their life experiences in business, politics and elsewhere.
Povich will visit Barnum School in Bridgeport at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday. DeStefano will visit Truman School in New Haven at 11 a.m. April 13. Lincoln Financial Group Vice President Laura Dambier will visit Moylan School in Hartford at 9 a.m. April 15.
Teach For America’s network includes 7,300 corps members teaching in 35 regions and a national force of 17,000 alumni at the forefront of efforts to end educational inequity.
This year in Connecticut, nearly 160 Teach For America corps members are reaching approximately 9,000 students in underserved schools.

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