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, 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...

Posted by Jenna

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NCTQ Report Explores Teacher Pay

In a new report on teacher pay, NCTQ set out to explore how long it takes teachers to climb the salary ladder in their latest report, Smart Money: What teachers make, how long it takes and what it buys them. The report examines 2013-14 teacher salary schedules from 113 public school...

Posted by Jenna

On November 25, the U.S. Department of Education announced proposed regulations to evaluate teacher preparation programs in an effort to create greater transparency, accountability and program improvement.

With considerable flexibility, states would be responsible for setting their...

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