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.

UTRU’s blog this week is written by Kathleen Hayes to kick off UTRU’s research and evaluation work.

As UTRU and teacher residency programs continue to raise the bar for teacher preparation, specifically for teachers preparing to serve high-needs schools in high-needs areas, and as federal...

Posted by Jenna

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Declining Interest in Teaching

The number of high school graduates interested in pursuing a career in teaching is steadily declining according to a new report released by ACT this week.  The Condition of Future Educators 2014 reveals that only 5 percent of ACT test-takers are interested in becoming an educator, down from...

Posted by Jenna

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...

Posted by Jenna

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