Education: Morning Roundup, Teach for America's Job Guarantee
From The New York Times: A Chosen Few Are Teaching for America
Teach for America has become an elite brand that will help build a résumé, and in a bad economy, it’s a two-year job guarantee with a good paycheck.
From The Wall Street Journal: Giving Back to School
Stephen Meringoff is putting New York City kids to work. This summer, the commercial real-estate developer gave $300,000 to Pencil, an education nonprofit, to provide 135 New York City high-school students with paid internships at companies ranging from Estee Lauder Cos. to J.P. Morgan Chase.
From The New York Times: Computers at Home: Educational Hope vs. Teenage
Researchers measuring a home computer’s educational value to a schoolchild in a low-income household are finding that test scores tend to go down, not up.