Place matters: Why Teach for America created Residency

"We know that in our rural communities, the need for a talent pipeline is real. At the end of the day, we’re trying to maximize the potential of the 20,000 students growing up in eastern North Carolina because they’re the leaders that will be critical for reaching the vision of educational equity long-term." - Andrew Lakis, Executive Director of Teach for America in Eastern North Carolina

About the author

Molly Osborne is the Director of Policy for EducationNC and the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research. Molly grew up in Essex, Massachusetts and attended the local public elementary, middle, and high school. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and global development.… Read full bio »

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