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Op-Ed: Decline of Teach for America warns of impending education woes

For the first time, Teach for America is experiencing a significant decrease in applications. While much of this is likely due to an improving economy, it heralds tough times ahead for public K-12 education.

Op-Ed: Why we must listen to Gen. McChrystal's call for national service

Former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal, wants 1/4 of America's high school graduates doing a year of national service. Why his plan is something we must listen to:

Lawmakers react to testimony of Peace Corps victims of rape

Rape is a heinous crime. Volunteers from groups like the Peace Corps have been victims of the crime while working to better the world.Victims found the agency not supportive of them during the aftermath. That lack of care is being reviewed by lawmakers.

Sargent Shriver, public servant and founder of Peace Corps, dies

Robert Sargent Shriver passed away at the age of 95 after battling Alzheimer's disease, and leaves an almost unparalleled legacy of public service.

The Peace Corps launches YouTube channel

Jody K. Olsen, the acting director of the Peace Corps, has announced that they have their own YouTube channel. The agency is also on Twitter and has a newly designed website.

Hillary Clinton touts Peace Corps for writing experience

In 1960 President John F. Kennedy put together a plan to bring volunteers from the United States to help needy countries by teaching skills. Hillary Clinton reminded people this week that the Peace Corps will be central again to help others.

Baby Boomers Joining Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is finding that older people are so well-suited to work overseas that they have started recruiting people in their 50s, 60s and 70s. With their varied skills, these older people still have very much to offer.
 

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