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, 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...

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A new study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group reveals a significant disconnect between teachers and administrators when it comes to teacher professional development. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, researchers surveyed roughly 2,900 stakeholders including...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NCTQ State Policy Report

One million new teachers have graduated from teacher preparation programs since 43 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards five years ago. A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality sets out to answer an important question: How prepared...

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