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GreenLight Fund Invests in New Teacher Center to Boost DPSCD’s Student Achievement and Teacher Retention

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) has partnered with the GreenLight Fund to invest in a rigorous new teacher program beginning this school year. The New Teacher Center (NTC) will bring its evidence-based professional learning program to DPSCD as part of the District’s Blueprint 2020 priority to boost Exceptional Talent.

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New Teacher Center Secures $12.8M Department of Education Grant to Expand Instructional Coaching Programs for 8,600 Teachers

SANTA CRUZ, CA – October 28, 2019 – New Teacher Center (NTC), a national nonprofit focused on disrupting the predictability of educational inequities for systemically underserved students by accelerating educator effectiveness, today announces a new $14 million research budget inclusive of a $12.8 million grant from the Department of Education’s Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Expansion program.  The EIR grant and research budget will support New Teacher Center over a span of five years in implementing its […]

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New Teacher Center Report Shows Investing in Learning and Support for K-12 Teachers Results in Millions in Cost-Savings for Districts, Improved Outcomes for Students

SANTA CRUZ, CA – October 3, 2019 – In a new report released today and to be discussed via live webinar on November 14, New Teacher Center (NTC), a national nonprofit focused on improving student learning by accelerating educator effectiveness, finds that investing in evidence-based professional learning and coaching for teachers pays off fast – not just in improved lifelong student outcomes, but also cost-savings for districts. Past research confirmed NTC’s foundational hypothesis that by strategically redirecting […]

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Professional Learning Partnerships Initiative, Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

New Teacher Center (NTC) is excited to announce that we are part of the Professional Learning Partnerships Initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Professional Learning Partnerships Initiative is an effort to advance professional learning services to support the equitable implementation of high-quality instructional materials. Our mission is to disrupt the predictability of educational inequities for systemically underserved students by accelerating educator effectiveness. One key strategy to accomplish this is to help our […]

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New Teacher Center CEO Names Executive Team to Lead Organization into the Future

Nonprofit reinforces commitment to underserved students and educator effectiveness SANTA CRUZ, CA – June 6, 2019― Desmond Blackburn, CEO of New Teacher Center (NTC), a national nonprofit focused on improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of educators, named his Executive Team. Executive Team members include: Chiara Garonzik, Chief Strategy Officer Atyani Howard, Chief Program Officer Kamilah Jones, Chief Marketing and External Affairs Officer Arthur Millis IV, Chief Operations Officer Ali Picucci, Chief Impact and […]

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President’s Education Budget Leaves Educators and Students Without Key Supports

New Teacher Center’s CEO, Desmond Blackburn, released the following statement in response to the President’s proposed FY2020 budget: “The proposed cuts to Title II are a serious blow to educators and their ability to access professional learning opportunities we know to work. Teachers deserve professional learning and development that elevates and accelerates their effectiveness. We’ve seen the benefits time and time again, especially among teachers of systemically underserved student populations. Districts across the country depend […]

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