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Education Week to highlight opportunities in improving education

Teach for America graduate teaching students in classroom
January 17, 2014

Beginning Jan. 21, students will be able to participate in Education Week. The goal of the weeklong event is to create education awareness, says Liza Roesch, a recruiter for Teach for America.

Education Week aims to introduce students to the different paths of entering the field of education. Additionally, the event will highlight volunteer opportunities with local high school students and the current legislative work being done to improve Arizona education. 

"While the events are sponsored by Teach For America, it is important to highlight the many ways a person can effect change in education, regardless of their area of study," says Roesch.

All Education Week events are free and open to the public: 

EDU 101: How to Take the Fast Track from Sun Devil to Education Reformer
5:30-6:30 p.m., Jan. 21,  Memorial Union, room 246, Tempe campus 
Presentations from City Year, Arizona Teaching Fellows, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and Teach For America recruiters and alums followed by a Q&A session and networking opportunity. Presented by Advocates for Education. 

The State of Education Law in Arizona at Sandra Day O' Connor 
6-7:30 p.m., Jan. 22,  Armstrong Hall, room 105, Tempe campus
Presented by Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and Teach For America, this forum will feature two local legislative leaders and a panel of ASU law students who started their careers in education. 

Teach for America Slices and Advices 
6-8 p.m., Jan. 23, Memorial Union, Changemaker Central, Tempe campus 
Juniors and seniors interested in applying to Teach for America have an opportunity to learn more about the organization and receive application help from alum. Free food provided.

Volunteer for Destination Graduation 
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 24, Memorial Union, rooms 221 and 241, Tempe campus
Volunteer to help lead discussions on college readiness to more than 100 high school freshmen.

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For more information, contact Liza Roesch, Teach for American recruiter, at