Burr receives the Teach For America award

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., recently received the Teach For America Congressional Champion Award.

Teach For America is a corps of recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools.

Burr was one of 12 members of Congress to receive the award.

“The support of our congressional champions has played such a significant role in growing our impact in our first 20 years. Not only have they been instrumental in providing critical funding and policy changes, but their backing has given confidence to thousands of others who have made an investment in our mission,” Teach for America CEO Wendy Kopp said in a news release.

Several research studies using student data from North Carolina have found that Teach For America members have a positive impact on student achievement across subjects and grade levels.

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