Tagged: teach for america

Teach For America Director: Kids Deserve an Equitable Education

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/15/2017 12:00 pm

Children from low-income homes have more needs but the same potential as those from middle-class or affluent homes and should receive an equitable education, Jared Henderson, executive director of Teach For America in Arkansas, says.

$6M Initiative Bringing 215 Teachers to Arkansas

by Associated Press 1/27/2016 2:56 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says $6 million is state and private funds are being used to bring more than 215 teachers to the state over the next three years.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $50M to Teach for America

by Associated Press 11/5/2015 2:15 pm

The Walton Family Foundation says it will donate $50 million over three years to Teach for America to support 4,000 new teachers nationwide.

Walton Foundation Gives $4.3M to Schools in Arkansas, Mississippi

by Jan Cottingham 6/25/2013 10:44 am

The Walton Family Foundation is awarding $4.3 million to Teach for America's Mississippi Delta region, which serves schools in Arkansas and Mississippi.

Meet the Neighbors: Brianne Connelly of Lake Village

by Amanda Hoelzeman 7/11/2011 12:00 am

Arkansans are known for their hospitality. But when Wisconsin-raised Brianne Connelly moved to Lake Village in 2007 with Teach for America, she had no idea just how deep that Southern hospitality ran. “Hospitality is being polite in Wisconsin. In Arkansas, hospitality is opening up houses and hearts to new people,” she said.