Category: Policy

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New Teacher Center Joins Call for Incoming Department of Education to Prioritize Teacher Learning

President Joe Biden has nominated Dr. Miguel Cardona as the next U.S. Secretary of Education. As the leader of the Department of Education, it’s vital that Dr. Cardona commits fully to uplifting teacher professional learning practices we know will make schools more equitable places for students to learn. Along with 29 other organizations and researchers, NTC asks for the opportunity to meet with Dr. Cardona and his team to inform their policy agenda. Specifically, we’re […]

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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: Title I (Education for the Disadvantaged–Grants to Local Educational Agencies) receives $15.8 billion, an increase of $300 million over FY2017. […]

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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 opportunities for teachers and school principals, instructional coaching for veteran educators, and induction and mentoring support to beginning educators. The […]

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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 by students reveal that they are worried about the easy access to guns and believe that arming teachers is not […]

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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 across this nation. But they received no attention from President Trump in a speech that lasted more than an hour. […]

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Support Student Success by Supporting Teacher Success – Title II Day of Action

By Liam Goldrick, Director of Policy Teachers and school principals are the two most important school-based factors for student success. If we aren’t properly supporting our educators, we can expect that educational progress will stagnate and inequities will deepen. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law a year and a half ago, and Supporting Effective Instruction (Title II, Part A) was made a critical component of the law. However, the proposed elimination […]

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