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Evidence-Based Learning Opportunities Help Both Teachers and Students

By Liam Goldrick (@lgoldrick25), Director of Policy, New Teacher Center Baseball is my favorite sport. As cold temperatures and snow continue to impact parts of the United States, the presence of The Boys of Summer provides some existential warmth. But one question I do NOT find myself asking is, “Does every baseball player need a […]

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Federal Budget Preserves Funding for Educator Support and Development

New Teacher Center heralds the critical investments in schools and educators contained within the Fiscal Year 2018 federal budget bill. These funds propel our evidence-based work with partners across the nation to further educational equity. The bill provides $70.9 billion in funding for the U.S. Department of Education, a $3.9 billion increase above the FY2017 level. Specifically: […]

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Teaching Conditions
Why is the first year so difficult for new teachers? It doesn’t have to be.

Ellen Moir New Teacher Center Founder and CEO We all have a story of an amazing teacher who made a difference, or at least know of one. For me, it was my high school Spanish teacher, Miss Hayward. Miss Hayward was deeply committed to her students. She helped me to be the first in my […]

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Policy
A Call to Action on Federal Funding

Your voice is needed to ensure that the federal government continues its critical investments in educator development and support. In recent years, Congress has funded Title II, Part A, of The Every Student Succeeds Act at between $2.0-2.5 billion. School districts receive 92-95 percent of these monies and may use them to provide professional learning […]

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NTC Statement on School Violence

NTC Statement on School Violence By Liam Goldrick and Wendy Baron At a time of unspeakable tragedy and violence, our nation is witnessing a historic outpouring of student leadership. Students from across America are speaking up, challenging the status quo, and insisting our political leaders take actions that will reduce gun violence. Recent public statements […]

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No Mention of Educators during the 2018 SOTU

By: Liam Goldrick, Director of Policy More than 50 million students attend and three million teachers work in public schools across America. But they received not a single mention in the President’s State of the Union address last evening. Classroom teachers are the gatekeepers to a world of learning, knowledge, and experiences for millions of students […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, A day of celebration, remembrance, and service.

“Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is not only for celebration and remembrance, education and tribute, but above all a day of service.” – Coretta Scott King By: Tirzah Enumah, NTC Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion We are in the education sector because we want to serve kids. However, despite the efforts of millions […]

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It’s all about the feedback: Lessons Learned from the Federal i3 Grant Results

By: Ali Callicoatte Picucci, PhD, NTC Vice President of Impact and Improvement In June 2017, we released exciting, statistically significant results that showed students of NTC-supported teachers gain up to five months of additional learning in reading and math (that’s over half a school year!). More importantly, these results were found in schools with high […]

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Fulfilling the Promise and helping students learn

Rachel Jackson, a Chicago Public Schools third grade teacher, entered the teaching profession ready to make a difference for her students and community. Jackson understood, then and now, the profound impact that teachers have on their students and their ability to succeed, both in and out of the classroom. However, was she prepared to fulfill […]

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Perspective Taking and Gratitude What’s the Relationship?

By Owen M. Griffith and Wendy Baron “Seek first understand, then to be understood.” Stephen Covey 7 Habits of Highly Successful People Why Perspective Taking?  All too often, we hear stories of hate crimes and communities being torn apart by violence.  Underneath are attitudes of intolerance for others’ differences, such as race, culture, language, gender […]

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