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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Teach for America?
Teach for America recruits a national corps of recent college graduates from all academic majors to commit two years to teaching in under-served schools. Corps members receive an intensive five-week training program where they gain experience teaching while receiving guidance from veteran educators. Fact Sheet and Contact information

2. What is Reach Out and Read?
Reach Out and Read (ROR) programs seek to make early literacy a standard part of pediatric primary care. Pediatricians encourage parents to read aloud to their young children and give books to their patients to take home at all pediatric check-ups from six months to five years of age. Parents learn that reading aloud is the most important thing they can do to help their children love books and to start school ready to learn. Fact Sheet and Contact information

3. What is the New Teacher Project?
The New Teacher Project works with school districts, state departments of education and universities to recruit, select, train, and support outstanding new teachers from non-traditional backgrounds. Fact Sheet and Contact information

4. What is Troops to Teachers?
The Troops to Teachers program was developed to assist the transition of former military and civilian Department of Defense personnel into the teaching field. Since the inception of the program in January 1994, nearly 4,000 service members from all branches of the military have entered the teaching profession. Fact Sheet and Contact information

5. What is the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)?
NICHCY is a national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Fact Sheet and Contact information