Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
3/8/2019 - 7:00 PM  
Category:
Human Resources  
Type:
Info  
Subject:
Teach for America  
Strategic Plan:
Objective 3.4 Staff Wellness
ACPS will promote the health and well being of all members of the staff.
Objective 3.1 Staff Recruitment and Retention
ACPS will hire the best employees possible and create an environment that motivates, competitively compensates, and retains them.
 
Policy:
GA - Personnel Policies Goals  
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable):
 
File Attachment:
190308_BoardBrief_Teach_for_America.pdf
190308_TFA_Brochure.pdf
 
Agenda Item Summary:
In December 2018, ACPS and TFA executed an agreement, consistent with the VDOE, to launch a pilot, beginning with the 2019‐2020 school year, to partner in order to meet the need for highly qualified teachers. TFA’s model is to recruit nationally for high‐potential teachers for vacant teaching positions in high‐need schools and train them for excellence in the classroom. From the ACPS perspective, this agreement will expand the pool of quality teacher candidates at a time when traditional teacher preparation programs at colleges and universities are producing fewer graduates.  
Background:
In 2015, the Virginia Department of Education approved new licensure regulations which included the creation of a Teach for America license. The Teach for America License is a two‐year
provisional license. This provisional license is available to any participant in Teach for America, a nationwide nonprofit organization focused on closing the achievement gaps between students in
high‐income and low‐income areas, who submits an application and meets additional requirements.
 
Recommendation
The Superintendent recommends School Board review the information provided on this brief.  
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Betty Hobbs - Interim Chief, Human Resources
Signed By:  
Gregory Hutchings - Superintendent