There was something of a mystery about where the money was going to come from to pay our TFA "teachers" their fee ($4k per year for two years) for Seattle Public Schools. The story from the Times is the Washington STEM program grants funded by - wait for it - the Gates Foundation and other donors.
This is quite charming given that the other grants DO have something to do with work around STEM. TFA, not so much (maybe TFA will get to Cleveland High's STEM program). But the money had to come from somewhere.
Of course, that doesn't cover all the money SPS will have to now find for TFA (in addition to finding the extra cash to pay off MGJ and Kennedy). There is overhead for tracking these "teachers" as well as mentorship costs for all of them (especially for those who may teach - shudder - Special Education).