Penn Is Among Top Medium-Sized Universities Contributing Graduates to Teach For America

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151 July 20, 2010

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania ranks fourth in medium-sized colleges and universities in the number of 2010 graduates who are joining Teach For America. 

The 43 recent Penn graduates are committing the next two years to teach in underserved urban and rural public schools and will begin teaching in schools across the country in the fall. 

Teach for America recruited the students from all academic majors and backgrounds who demonstrated outstanding achievement, perseverance and leadership. 

Since Teach for America began ranking its top contributors in 2008, Penn has ranked in the top 20.  Penn was 11th in 2008 and sixth in 2009.

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