University of Minnesota, Teach for America team up for training

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

The University of Minnesota is teaming up with nonprofit Teach for America to offer the state's first nontraditional teacher prep program under a 2011 alternative licensure law.

The Tuesday announcement comes after intense criticism by graduate students and others that the planned partnership would cheapen the U's traditional teacher prep programs. Teach for America recruits high-achieving college graduates who enter low-income classrooms after a summer of preparation.

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