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Education Commissioner to Teach a Math Class in Newark

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Education Commissioner to Teach a Math Class in Newark To Celebrate Teach For America Week

New Jersey Commissioner of Education Lucille E. Davy will participate in Newark's 2008 Teach For America Week celebration on Monday, February 23, by serving as a guest math teacher at Newton Street School, 150 Newton Street, Newark.

The Commissioner, who is a New Jersey certified math teacher, will join Teach for America corps member Kevin Kilgore in his third grade classroom between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Background:
Teach For America is the national corps of top recent college graduates who commit to teach for at least two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. Teach For America's network includes 6,200 current corps members teaching in 29 regions and more than 14,000 alumni working to address educational inequality across the country.

This year, over 80 Teach For America corps members are teaching approximately 6,000 of students in schools across Newark.

Teach for America Week (February 19-27) engages local leaders and citizens working together as guest teachers to demonstrate support for the program.

Who:
New Jersey Commissioner of Education Lucille E. Davy Teach For America corps member Kevin Kilgore

What:
Commissioner to guest teach a third grade math class at a Newark elementary school to celebrate Teach for America Week.

When:
Monday, February 23, 2009 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Where:
Newton Street Elementary School 150 Newton Street Newark, NJ

Contacts:
New Jersey Department of Education, Kathryn Forsyth, 609-292-1126 or 609-341-5295 kathryn.forsyth@doe.state.nj.us Teach for America, Kay Anuluoha, (310) 490-9537, kay.anuluoha@teachforamerica.org Newton Street School, Principal James Carlo, (973) 733-6848

 

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