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Penn State Named Teach For America Top 10 Contributing School

Penn Staters are certainly known for their dedication to service. That obviously hasn’t been lost with recent graduates, as the university was named Teach For America’s seventh-highest participating institution.

Used as a way to gain experience in education, Teach For America seeks college graduates and professionals to commit to teaching in high-need schools for two-year periods. The organization’s goal is to end educational inequality in the United States by providing teachers for low-income school districts.

The campus tied with the University of Georgia and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with 55 participants each. Penn State’s Big Ten rival, the University of Michigan, participated the most in the program this past year with 73 participants. The University of Wisconsin-Madison came in just behind Penn State at No. 10, with 52 participants this  year.

Penn State has ranked among the top schools in the program for seven years straight. Last year, the university ranked 12th nationally with 43 participants. The university has had 533 graduates teach for the organization across its 25-year history.

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Ted Hozza

Ted is a senior majoring in Community, the Environment, and Development, or as his friends here at Onward State like to call it, Architecture. You can probably find him at the Phyrst late at night with other Onward Staters if he's not somewhere else editing articles. You can follow him on Twitter @TedHozza or email him at [email protected]


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