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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Clinically Oriented Teacher Preparation

Clinically Oriented Teacher Preparation

UTRU’s latest report examines the shift to a clinical approach to teacher preparation.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Preparing Teachers for Success

A recent report by Bellwether Education Partners explores potential strategies for the state to improve teacher preparation strategies and address the worsening shortages.  With teacher preparation programs producing far fewer teachers than needed by the state, California has been relying on...

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

ESEA Reauthorization

On Tuesday, Congress began debating the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for the first time since the current iteration of the law, also known as No Child Left Behind, was enacted in 2002.  Both the House and Senate have created versions of the bill that...

Posted by Jenna

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has issued a request for information (RFI) focused on “building quality, innovation, and capacity” in teacher preparation programs.  The Gates Foundation is interested in supporting the development of “Teacher Preparation Transformation Centers” across the...

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