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300 New Teachers To Be Hired

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ATLANTA (WAOK)- Teach forAmerica will have 300 new teachers throughout metro Atlanta this fall.

The education organization, hosts a two- year program placing recent college graduates as teachers in low-income public schools, received 48,000 applications for only 5,200 slots across the country this year. 11 percent of the applicants are graduating seniors at Emory University and 5 percent are seniors at the University of Georgia.

The program in now in 34 states and Washington, D.C.

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