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, 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...

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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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