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Moving from “I” to “We”

By Andrea Peters, Teacher Resources Specialist Trainer, Full Release Mentor, Polk County, Florida Teachers need mentors and coaches as they begin their career to help guide them from a developing teacher to a seasoned, effective professional. They need an advocate that will help them navigate their first years in education. Just as in any career, […]

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General
A Farewell Letter from NTC CEO and Founder Ellen Moir

Dear colleague and friend,  After 45 years in education, I am retiring. My career that began in 1972, when I turned the key and stepped into my first-grade classroom at Grace Thille Elementary in Santa Paula, CA, will conclude in just a few short weeks. It feels surreal to contemplate leaving NTC and, as you […]

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Mentors and Teachers Come Together to Help Students Thrive

By Andrea Peters, Teacher Resources Specialist Trainer, Full Release Mentor, Polk County, Florida I have always looked for a role in education where I could impact students in the best possible way. Mentoring is this role. Yet, surprisingly, mentoring doesn’t come naturally. Over 90 percent of a teacher’s day is spent engaging with students in […]

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Featured Blogs
Building Bridges to a Quality Education for All

By Diana Richie, Strategic Partnerships Director, New Teacher Center Imagine Laredo, Texas and what comes to mind? A dusty town on the border? Fences and federal agents? Or a vibrant community serving as a bridge to our Mexican neighbors with the potential to bring prosperity to all? For some, a border represents a barrier through […]

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Featured Blogs
New Teacher Center Names Desmond Blackburn CEO

  Dear NTC Community, Today, we are thrilled to announce that Desmond Blackburn, Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools, Chief for Change, and Broad Fellow, will be taking on the role of CEO of New Teacher Center (NTC). This is a new and exciting chapter for NTC, and we will use this amazing opportunity to build […]

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Policy Shop
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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Policy
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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