In classrooms across the school, In schools across the city, In cities across the nation, Urban Teacher Residencies are preparing a new kind of teacher from inside the classroom.

When Teachers Get a Head Start, Districts Get Ahead.

Roughly 50% of all urban public school teachers leave within the first three years. The retention rate for Urban Teacher Residency (UTR) grads beyond those crucial first three years is 85%.  It’s a difference that’s transforming districts.
And a model that’s producing results.

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Building Effective Teacher Residencies

Building Effective Teacher Residencies

Read this new report from UTRU examining the characteristics of highly successful teacher residency programs in UTRU’s Network.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Teacher Experience in the Classroom

Several new studies on teachers’ experience in the classroom and student achievement suggest that it’s time to discard long-held notions that teacher performance increases only for the first few years on the job. In fact, the research suggests, the average teacher continues to build her...

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This week, UTRU is releasing our annual Network Partner Program Report.  The 2014-15 data reveals the continued impact of Network residency program residents, graduates, and mentors working in partnering high-need districts. The following are among the findings in our data collection.


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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Graduation Rates for Black Males Remain Low

In a report released this week by the Schott Foundation for Public Education, researchers examine the four-year graduation rate of black males in public education. Out of the 48 states where data was collected in 2012-13, black males represented the lowest graduation rates in 35 states and...

Posted by Jenna

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