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February 24, 2013

Teach for America Announces Unorthodox New Leadership Plan


Teach for America’s founder, Wendy Kopp, center, is stepping aside and handing the reins to Matt Kramer and Elisa Villanueva Beard, who will share the top job. Neither one works in the charity’s New York headquarters.

Wendy Kopp, the founder of Teach for America, announced this month that she would step down as chief executive and hand the reins to two longtime senior executives at the charity, in one of the most unusual leadership arrangements for a big national…

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