Press Releases

NCTR’s Response to President Trump’s Budget Proposal 

PROPOSED BUDGET IS DEVASTATING FOR HIGH-NEED COMMUNITIES

President Donald Trump’s budget, which would cut funding for the Department of Education by 13.5 percent or $9 billion, would cripple high need communities and supporting organizations that rely on federal funding to ensure that every child receives a high-quality education and has access to an effective teacher. Teacher residency programs and their role in high quality teacher preparation and professional development, researching innovation, and partnering in to support high need communities are at risk under the current proposal.

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NCTR Selects Four New Partners for Supporting Effective Educator Development Grant 

Four high-need school district and higher education partnerships have been selected to launch teacher residency programs with the National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) as part of the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) federal grant, NCTR announced today.

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Grant Supports Scale of Evidence-based Teacher Residencies 

Chicago – The National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) has been awarded a 3-year, $525,000 grant by the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation to support the launch and scale of effective residency programs nationally. The grant represents an eighth year of funding from W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation to NCTR.

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National Residency Network Accelerates Impact as New Transformation Center 

Chicago – The National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) has received $6.8 million to become a Teacher Preparation Transformation Center as part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation initiative.

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Teacher Residency Programs Explore Excellent Instruction in Seattle Schools 

Chicago – Teacher residency programs from around the country gather in Seattle this week for the National Center for Teacher Residencies’ (NCTR) annual Instructional Rounds. The event is hosted by and developed in partnership with the Seattle Teacher Residency (STR).

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US Department of Education Awards NCTR Supporting Effective Educator Development Grant 

Chicago – The National Center for Teacher Residencies(NCTR) has been awarded an $11.7 million Supporting Effective Educator Development grant, the US Department of Education announced October 5, as part of a $50 million initiative to support great teaching and leadership.

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NCTR Launches New Brand! 

National Center for Teacher Residencies Launches New Name and Renews Commitment to Transforming Teacher Preparation

Chicago – Urban Teacher Residency United, the nation’s leader in the scale, development, and support of effective teacher residency programs, has changed its name to the National Center for Teacher Residencies, or NCTR. With the new name comes a renewed commitment to transforming teacher preparation through the launch and sustainability of residencies, the sharing of best practices and research, and an expanded policy and advocacy effort.

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STUDY FINDS THAT PREPARATION PROGRAMS ARE ADOPTING THE CORE COMPONENTS OF THE RESIDENCY MODEL TO INNOVATE AND IMPROVE TEACHER EDUCATION 

A new study identifies the key shifts preparation programs are making in adopting a clinically oriented approach to teacher preparation. Clinically Oriented Teacher Preparation, by Urban Teacher Residency United (UTRU) looks at how 22 providers across the nation are making the transition to incorporate the core components of the residency model into their preparation programs.

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Teacher Residency Network Launches Critical Learning Initiative 

Urban Teacher Residency United (UTRU) has launched a Critical Learning Initiative to examine issues of national significance in support of its network of innovative residency programs. Through the Critical Learning Initiative (CLI), UTRU will drive program improvement by examining and integrating leading-edge education innovations into residencies in the network.

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National Teacher Residency Network Expands Research and Evaluation 

Urban Teacher Residency United (UTRU) has been awarded $498,580 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support its network of high-performing teacher residency programs.  In addition, the grant will help to develop UTRU’s new Research and Evaluation department, which will serve to support the continuous improvement of UTRU’s core business areas—Strategic Consulting, Next Generation Network, and Practice to Policy.

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STUDY IDENTIFIES THE CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGH-QUALITY RESIDENCY PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION 

A new study identifies five components essential to the implementation of a highly-effective urban teacher residency program. The study, by Urban Teacher Residency United, a national nonprofit dedicated to the launch, support, and expansion of the teacher residency model, examines how two programs, Aspire Teacher Residency and Denver Teacher Residency prepare new teachers to be classroom ready on day one.

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National Teacher Residency Network Hosts Data Literacy Symposium 

Urban Teacher Residency United (UTRU) hosts its annual symposium May 7-8, focused on the role of data literacy in developing effective teachers and effectiveness-driven urban teacher residency programs. The symposium, possible with the support of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, draws UTRU Network programs from around the nation and special guests.

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National Teacher Residency Network Expands Reach to Improve Teaching 

Urban Teacher Residency United (UTRU) announces a $675,000, two-year grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to embed data literacy into UTRU network support services. Over the last five years, UTRU has supported the development of 20 new residency programs in 13 states, building the nation’s only network of high-quality residencies.

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Senator Michael Bennet speaks at Capitol Hill Briefing on Urban Teacher Residencies 

Urban Teacher Residency United (UTRU), its partner programs, policy leaders, and funders gather at the 2011 Policy Convening on Urban Teacher Residencies.  UTRU on March 15 launches its first annual Policy Convening on Urban Teacher Residencies (UTRs), bringing together the nation’s leading UTR programs.

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US Department of Education Awards NCTR Supporting Effective Educator Development Grant 

The National Center for Teacher Residencies(NCTR) has been awarded an $11.7 million Supporting Effective Educator Development grant, the US Department of Education announced October 5, as part of a $50 million initiative to support great teaching and leadership.

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