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What's going on with Teach for America and Pinellas?



Is something going on with Teach for America and the Pinellas County School District? We're not sure. We've been asking for more than a week, but so far, the district has not responded.

On Feb. 11, we saw an item on Superintendent Julie Janssen's calendar that said "Confirm - Teach for America" on Feb. 17. We immediately sent an email to the communications office, asking for some basics: Who was the super meeting with? And what was the meeting about? We asked, "Could Pinellas be inviting TFA to come here?" We asked in several followup emails, but still, nothing.

We also left messages this morning with the TFA communications office, but so far have not heard from them either.

The idea of Pinellas talking with TFA didn't seem so out of the blue, given this recent news about the intersection of Pinellas, TFA, DOE and Race to the Top.

We don't want to get ahead of ourselves if nothing is going on, but TFA coming to Pinellas would be an interesting development, no? Some folks love 'em. Some folks don't.

[Last modified: Monday, February 21, 2011 1:07pm]


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