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.

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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For the better part of the 21st century, the idea that between 40 and 50 percent of teachers leave the profession within their first five years has been repeated within and outside of education and policymaking circles. But new research from the National Center for Education Statistics...

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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...

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