News Type: News Releases

Mentor practices that focus on instruction and learning have greater impact on student achievement

NEWS RELEASE May 3, 2018 Media Contact: Lauren Empson, Director of Communications, lempson@jntp.newteachercenter.org Mentor practices that focus on instruction and learning have greater impact on student achievement New Teacher Center publically releases Mentor Practice Standards for the first time SANTA CRUZ, CA ― Mentor practices with a strong focus on students’ academic, social, and emotional learning have a greater impact on student achievement and equitable outcomes than traditional mentor practices that focus on teacher emotional […]

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New Teacher Center Establishes First Ever Industry Standards for Teacher Induction Programs

Teacher Induction Program Standards Guide and Program Evolution Released The 20th National Symposium SANTA CRUZ, CA, February 12, 2018 – New Teacher Center (NTC), a national nonprofit focused on improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders, today released its Teacher Induction Program Standards (TIPS) at its 20th National Symposium. Working for the past 20 years to define the characteristics and fundamental elements of an evidence-based high-quality induction program that accelerates […]

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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@jntp.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 with the highest levels of instructional leadership (school leaders with an instructional focus) and teacher leadership perform at least 10 […]

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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 months,  and this progress could be lost if such programs are cut. Eliminating these funds will weaken the teaching profession, […]

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NTC Advocates for Title II, Part A Funding of ESSA

The threat to federal funding for public schools, developing and supporting effective teachers and principals, and amassing evidence for what works in education has never been greater. Our collective voice is needed to convince policymakers in Washington, DC that our educators and our students must remain top priorities in the Fiscal Year 2018 federal budget. For this reason, New Teacher Center (NTC) signed onto a letter from more than 100 national and regional organizations to […]

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New Teacher Center Statement:
The Impact of the FY2018 Budget Proposal on Educator Effectiveness and Student Success

A budget is a statement of priorities and at New Teacher Center, our priority is ensuring that every student, regardless of zip code, has effective educators that prepare them to be college, career and community ready. The FY2018 federal budget proposal released today by the current administration signals an unraveling of our nation’s historic commitment to all students by dismantling development and support for educators who are responsible for providing an equitable and rigorous education […]

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