TFA Delta Institute at Delta State

Joining President LaForge is Rachel Brainerd, Senior Managing Director for Teach for America.

Eight years ago, Delta State entered into a partnership with Teach For America, a program that started in 1989 as a senior thesis project for Wendy Kopp, a Princeton University student. At the time, school districts across the nation were facing teacher shortages, and Ms. Kopp had the idea of recruiting high-performing college graduates to teach in high-need urban and rural schools. In June, Delta State welcomed the eighth group of corps members and staff members from Teach For America to campus for the 2017 TFA Delta Institute. Following their six-week training program, participants will spend two years teaching in regions such as Appalachia, Arkansas, Louisiana Delta, Mississippi, and South Louisiana.

In other news on campus, the Bologna Performing Arts Center continues its Summer Movie Series with a showing of “Born in China” on Tuesday, July 11 at 7 p.m., and tickets are $5. The Wiley Planetarium will host a showing of “Robot Explorers 3D”on Wednesday, July 12, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for anyone with an Okra card, children under the age of 12, and senior adults.

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