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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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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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Teacher Turnover Costly for U.S.

Nearly half a million U.S. teachers either move or leave the classroom every year, which can amount to $2.2 billion in attrition costs according to a new report released by the Alliance for Excellent Education.  The report, On the Path to Equity: Improving the Effectiveness of Beginning...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UTRU Policy Update, July 2014

Two important education policy issues surfaced in the past few weeks that are important for the UTRU Network and community to know about.  First, the US Department of Education announced the Excellent Educators for All Initiative.  Second, both the Senate and the House moved on reauthorizing...

Posted by Jenna

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