Annameekee Hesik
13 Aug 2012

Annameekee Hesik's essay took first prize in our Mentor Writing Contest, made possible with support from MetLife Foundation. She is a mentor with the Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project.

Matt Katz
08 Aug 2012

Mr. Moses began his education career teaching Algebra at one of Chicago’s most notorious Southside high schools in November 2011. I began mentoring him through weekly, 90 minutes sessions in early December. He replaced a teacher who had been run-off by threats of physical violence. Below are journal excerpts from a few of our 18 visits. -- By Matt Katz, New Teacher Center induction coach (Chicago New Teacher Center) and consultant

01 Aug 2012

New Teacher Center (NTC) recently became a signatory on the Time to Succeed Coalition. Here, NTC Policy Analyst Jennifer Burn writes about how districts and schools should expand the time made available to new teachers and their mentors for ongoing professional development.

19 Jun 2012

Last month, something happened that – with the right political will – could change the teaching profession as we know it. In front of a May 2012 U.S. Department of Education convening of state and district education leaders from across the country, the heads of eight influential policy organizations signed a shared vision for transforming the teaching profession. 

11 Jun 2012

In these challenging budgetary times, we thought we’d share a story of how a decade of financial support from the  Applied MaterialsFoundation, the philanthropic arm of a Santa Clara, California-based corporation, committed to supporting education in the communities where the company has a presence, is helping to accelerate teacher effectiveness and improve student learning.