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A Statement From New Teacher Center

We are incensed by the overt racism on display in our country since the brutal and unjust murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th. Yet, we also know these are not singular events. Black America has always experienced injustice and it is unacceptable that it proliferates so blatantly today. The NTC community refuses to be bystanders to this injustice. Racial discrimination, police violence, and the tensions created by a society still corrupted by […]

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Students at the Center

From Atyani Howard, Chief Program Officer, New Teacher Center As COVID sweeps the globe, American schools have been shuttered, diminishing the power of millions of children. In the midst of navigating my daily responsibilities as a leader and mother of twin boys, this moment has thrust me into deep reflection. I have been wondering what students across this country have to share that could serve as a catalyst for a more holistic and enduring response. […]

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A Look Back at Symposium 2020

This February 9-11, NTC hosted its 22nd Annual Symposium. Our annual Symposium is a flagship event designed to push your thinking and increase exposure to new opportunities for your district. Symposium is a gathering of thought leaders, state, and district leaders sharing their strategies to accelerate educator effectiveness and ensure student success. Our mission is to disrupt the predictability of educational inequities for systemically underserved students by accelerating educator effectiveness. Through Symposium, we’re bringing together our partners […]

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We Need Good Teachers by Desmond K, Blackburn, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, NTC

Dear Grandma & Grandpa, I took your advice and became a teacher. I went further to become a leader of teachers. Now, I am working on developing an infinite stream of “good” teachers, support leaders, and systems that supplement their efforts. Thank you for the push!!!!! Your Grandson, Desmond  A Tale of Two Students More than 100 years ago on the small island of Jamaica, there was a little girl who absolutely adored school. She […]

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Rime of the Networked Principal by Adam Parrott-Sheffer, Senior Advisor of School Leadership, NTC

As a recovering English teacher turned school principal, my thoughts turned frequently to Coleridge’s “water water everywhere, but not a drop [to] drink” as I rushed from grade level meeting to observation to parent conference to student incident. As a first-year principal, I found myself constantly engaged in conversations about the work. I was, in fact, drowning in interactions or collaboration each day while at the same time parched for opportunities to connect and learn […]

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To Build Equity, Look to Early Childhood Education by Lisa Peloquin, Instructional Designer

Oak Park is a Chicago suburb known for its commitment to equity and celebrating the diversity of its citizens. We’ve seen this community embrace diversity throughout its history, while other cities did little to address the broadening representation of races, income levels, and professions among their citizens. In 1973, as neighboring Chicago struggled with racial tensions and “white flight,” the Oak Park Village Trustees created a policy statement, “Maintaining Diversity in Oak Park,” which hailed […]

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