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New Teacher Center Names Desmond Blackburn CEO

NEWS RELEASE: For Immediate Release Media Contact: Lauren Empson, Director of Communications, lempson@newteachercenter.org New Teacher Center Names Desmond Blackburn CEO Brevard Public Schools Superintendent, Chief for Change, and Broad Fellow to bring visionary leadership to national nonprofit SANTA CRUZ, CA ― New Teacher Center (NTC), a national nonprofit focused on improving student learning by accelerating […]

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Elimination of Teacher Training and Development Funds in U.S. House Budget Harms Teachers and Students

The FY2018 budget bill proposed by the U.S. House of Representatives zeroes out all Title II-A funding, which works to improve educator quality through development, support, and training opportunities. Such programs benefit teachers and students across the country; NTC’s teacher induction model, for example, has been proven to increase student learning by up to 5 […]

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Expect more Arizona excellence tour: Teacher mentor program increases retention in Tucson Unified

From AZEDNEWS By: Stefanie Bow/Tucson Unified School District AUGUST 15, 2017| What started as a pilot program a decade ago with five team members has grown to a team of 18 professional teacher mentors who are dedicated to helping new teachers adjust to their roles and responsibilities. It all started because the team at Tucson Unified School District knew […]

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Author Interview: ‘Teacher Agency For Equity’ (Raquel Ríos’ New Book)

By Larry Ferlazzo on September 13, 2017 11:48 PM Raquel Ríos agreed to answer a few questions about her new book, Teacher Agency For Equity: A Framework For Conscientious Engagement. Raquel Ríos is an Instructional Designer at New Teacher Center, a national resource on mentoring and coaching for teacher effectiveness located in Santa Cruz, CA. Her research focuses on […]

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Students perform better in schools with the highest levels of instructional school leadership and teacher leadership

NEWS RELEASE EMBARGOED: October 26, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. ET Media Contact: Lauren Empson, Director of Communications, lempson@newteachercenter.org Students perform better in schools with the highest levels of instructional school leadership and teacher leadership New report identifies key leadership variables related to increased student achievement SANTA CRUZ, CA, October 26, 2017 ― Students in schools […]

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Support for teachers: One-on-one online mentoring fills a niche

In the face of teacher shortages, the search for ways to keep those already in the profession on track and supporting students has become more urgent. One solution gaining more traction: teachers helping each other online. Courtesy of BetterLesson By: Story Hinckley NOVEMBER 9, 2017 —Second grade teacher Sara Schonfeld carries around a notebook with her during […]

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