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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Two polls released this week reveal support for the Common Core State Standards is waning.  Although both polls conclude public support has decreased in the past year, the difference between the two is significant.  The first poll released on Tuesday was conducted by Education Next, a...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Human Capital in the Twin Cities

The McKnight Foundation and the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute commissioned a report by UTRU on the human capital landscape of the Twin Cities. This report, The Human Capital Landscape for Twin Cities Teachers, was recently published by the McKnight Foundation as part of...

Posted by Jenna

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Assessing Teacher Prep Programs

Teacher effectiveness has been in the news with increasing frequency in recent years due to long-standing student achievement gaps, and the continued poor performance of U.S. students on international tests.  The American Psychological Association released a task force report this week...

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