Teach for America scours the country looking for the best and brightest college grads to join its ranks as teachers. Those teachers then go through a whirlwind training course and then placed into some of the toughest schools in the country.
Those schools are largely minority and have some of the poorest kids in their respective districts.
So what are Teach for America recruits doing differently in Clark County? And how successful are they?
We continue our summer series on education with a look at Teach for America.
We talk with the group's executive director as well as one former and one current TFA teacher.
Allison Serafin, Exec Dir, Teach for America Las Vegas Valley Jonathan Thatcher, Program Dir, Teach for America Las Vegas Valley