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The Long Game towards Opportunity for All in Houston

by Wendy Kopp, Huffington Post, April 11, 2016
“Today, there are 1,400 Teach For America alumni here in Houston. Amazingly, fully three quarters of them are still working full-time in education. And nine in ten continue to work in roles that help to improve education or strengthen low-income communities.”
 
 

Meet the young CEO launching Teach For Ghana

by Jeff Tyson, Devex, February 16, 2016
“If Teach For Ghana is very successful … we would generate different calibers of individuals who will go out there and build the next Pfizers and the Johnson & Johnsons and the Apples right in Africa,” Dotse said. “I strongly have that hope. But for us to achieve that we need to change our educational system.”
 
 

The Long Game

by Wendy Kopp, Huffington Post, February 8, 2016
“Success will require bold, urgent, sustained efforts, mistakes and steps backwards, and a whole lot of learning. I have come to think of this work of ours as the long game.”
 
 

Putting Leadership on the Global Education Agenda

By Wendy Kopp and Jaime Saavedra, Huffington Post, December 8, 2015
“If we are going to be successful in realizing quality learning for all, we need countries to mobilize and maximize their most precious resources — their human resources — toward this important end.”
 
 

LÍDERES | Conozca al hombre que hizo de la educación un instrumento para derrotar la pobreza

Interview by Julio Cesar Garcia Torres, NTN24, November 11, 2015
Mateo Samper, Teach For All’s Director, Regional Growth Strategy & Development – Latin America, discusses efforts to promote educational equity around the world (in Spanish).
 
 

“Si queremos que los niños lean, los adultos también debem hacerlo”

By Renzo Giner Vazquez, El Comercio, October 9, 2015
“La única forma de alcanzar las grandes metas mundiales sobre educación es desarrollando líderes locales comprometidos con esa causa.”

 

In India, Teachers Like Pooja Are Making Sure No Students Fall Behind

By Wendy Kopp, Huffington Post, September 24, 2015
“Success will require more than single interventions like giving children tablets, or providing teachers with better curriculums — these steps may be part of the solution, but they are just one piece of what must be a holistic approach.”

 

Teach for Australia sends the best graduates into needy schools

By Tim Dodd , Australian Financial Review, July 5, 2015
“To be a first- or second-year teacher and not just survive but actually succeed in putting kids on a path to greater opportunity is a very tall order.”
 
 

Teaching For Thailand

By Duangphat Sitthipat, Bangkok Post, June 30, 2015
“Most teachers don't understand kids. But the Teach For Thailand teachers listen to our problems and help us.”
 
 

Teach for the Philippines: Committed to nation building through education

By Christina Oriel, The Asian Journal, June 30, 2015
“By 2050, all Filipino children will have access to an excellent and relevant education.”
 
 

Following The Yellow Brick Road Towards Education

By Alankrita Khera, Huffington Post, June 18, 2015
“Every child has potential and one day all children will have the freedom to choose their own destiny despite of their background.”
 
 

Los retos de educar tras el terremoto en Nepal

By Ana Gabriela Rojas, El Pais, June 22, 2015
“Un millón de niños se quedaron sin aulas tras los temblores. Los menores deben regresar cuanto antes a la escuela para evitar que terminen trabajando o en manos de traficantes”
 
 

Teaching a new lesson: Teaching is a passion for these youngsters

by Fazeena Saleem, The Peninsula, May 10, 2015
“A group of hand-picked young graduates and professionals who began their work as full-time teachers in Qatar’s Independent Schools has completed one year in their new endeavour.”
 
 

A Global Effort for Educational Equity

by Dzameer Dzulkifli, Phi Delta Kappan, March, 2015
“If the problem is global, so are solutions. Every country has dedicated educators finding ways to help more children reach their full potential. If we can find ways to share and adapt those solutions across borders, then we can come closer to the day when educational opportunity is equitable for all.”
 
 

Back to the village campaign

by Cynthia Choo, Nepali Times, February 20, 2015
“Only 14 percent of teachers in secondary government schools are women. This is why Teach for Nepal encourages more women to apply for the fellowship, and, last year sent 23 female teachers to public schools in Lalitpur and Sindhupalchok.”
 
 

High-fliers in the classroom

The Economist, February 14, 2015
“Programmes that place bright and ambitious graduates in poor schools are spreading around the world—and show what it takes to make a difference.”
 
 

What We’re Missing in the Global Education Race

By Wendy Kopp, Time, December 12, 2014
“All around the world, we send our top talent into finance, technology, medicine and law—everywhere but towards expanding opportunity for our most marginalized children. If we’re going to give every child a chance to fulfill her potential, this will need to change.”
 
 

New Global Fellowship Launched to Train Teacher-Coaches

By Christina A. Samuels, Education Week, September 9, 2014
I will have the chance to construct a framework to help to understand how children learn.
 
 

What Will It Take To Succeed in the Global Education Age?

by Wendy Kopp, EdSurge, January 7, 2014
“Today, our workforce and economy are global, and our approach to education must be too.”
 
 

Learning in rural China: The challenges for teachers

by Dr. Andreas Schleicher, Deputy Director for Education and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD’s Secretary General, OECD Education Today, November 4, 2013
“What impressed me most is the vision of social transformation behind all this work–extending from teacher leadership through school leadership, policy and political leadership, up to community organisation.”
 
 

Teach for All advocates from 32 countries, 6 continents

by Neni Sta. Romana Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 2, 2013
“It is to the Teach for All network that Teach for the Philippines (TFP) proudly belongs. The obsession with educational equity for all students and the desire for transformative changes in our public school system are much in evidence.”
 
 

Meet the Makers

by Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times, October 29, 2013
“I never thought I’d have to come to China for a breath of fresh air. But that is exactly what I got last week by traveling to the China-Myanmar border area to visit Chinese village schools with the leaders of Teach For All… [I]f raw idealism and willingness to take up the hardest challenges count for anything, you have to be hopeful. Traveling here last week was like spending four days with 32 Malala Yousafzais from 32 different nations.”
 
 

Smart Kids, Not Smart Bombs

by Wendy Kopp, US News and World Report, October 23, 2013
“Instead of silencing her, Malala's attackers made her campaign global. Around the world, demographics still determine destiny because the most disadvantaged students are the least likely to receive a quality education – or any education at all.”
 
 

Wendy Kopp goes global

by Patricia Sellers, Fortune, October 10, 2013
“The same challenges Kopp identified in the U.S. education system—underfunded schools, poorly trained teachers, a disconnect between private sector needs and public school performance—plague education around the world. Meanwhile, globalization has pushed companies to recruit worldwide and has raised the stakes for education.”
 
 

Latin American teachers visit San Antonio for learning

by Maria Luisa Cesar, The San Antonio Express, September 11, 2013
“I think the work of transforming education starts with the mind. Children need to feel empowered to think that they can move up, to think that they can achieve their dreams.”
 
 

A Charity Founder Seeks to Improve Education Abroad

by Ben  Gose, The Chronicle of Philanthropy online, February 24, 2013
“Wendy Kopp may be stepping down as CEO at Teach For America, but she’s not stepping away from the fight to ensure children from poor families get a top-notch education.” 
 
 

Why Education Should be In the Foreign Policy Debate

by Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-founder, Teach For All, TIME.com, October 22, 2012
“Education is the most powerful tool countries have for boosting economic growth, increasing prosperity and forging more just, peaceful and equitable societies. Yet for too long the international community has put education on the backburner. In part, this was because we assumed that the contexts and challenges were so different from nation to nation that education could not be tackled at the international level.” 
 
 

A lesson in teaching from the grassroots 

by Dr. Andreas Schleicher, Deputy Director for Education and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD’s Secretary General, OECD Education Today, September 27, 2012
“The enthusiasm, commitment and growing professionalism of these grassroots organisations was inspiring. In some countries, participation levels have reached the critical mass to have a transformative impact on student achievement, and have made the success of this work both scalable and sustainable.” 
 
 

Transformation in Education

by Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-founder, Teach For All, World Economic Forum Blog, January 24, 2012
“It has always been possible for a small fraction of children to ‘beat the odds,’ but now we know it is possible to change educational outcomes dramatically for the children of whole classrooms, schools, and communities. Achieving these outcomes takes transformational leadership.”
 
 

Global Effort to Reform Teaching Expands

by Sam Dillon, The New York Times, September 21, 2011
“There is a universal power, it seems, in channeling any country’s most promising talents and future minds onto such a universally fundamental issue — educational inequality and equity,” Ms. Kopp said in an interview. “To find myself in Germany or Brazil or Peru, talking to these recruits, it’s impressive to see.”  


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