Press Releases

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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