04 May 2011

First-year Chicago Public Schools teacher Taiesha Woodson-Durham studied the test scores of the 150 fifth and sixth graders who would be her reading students. Just 27 percent met the state standard in reading.

19 Nov 2010

On April 15, NTC CEO Ellen Moir testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to discuss the importance of induction programs for all new teachers. Ellen made three recommendations for inclusion in the ESEA reauthorization regarding induction and mentoring programs.

18 Nov 2010

Through the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top (RTTT) competitive grant program, states are asked to advance education reforms in four areas: (1) Adopting standards and assessments that prepare students to succeed in college; (2) Building data systems that measure student growth and success; (3) Recruiting, developing, rewarding, and retaining effective teachers; and (4) Turning around our lowest-achieving schools.

Evidence Of Effectiveness by Nancy Ames Slabine
20 Sep 2010

A National Staff Development Council (now Learning Forward) report finds most new teachers receive induction services, but the quality is inconsistent.

15 Jun 2010

All students need and deserve excellent instruction. New Teacher Center’s primary goal is an effective teacher in every classroom in the nation. In part, this means accelerating the development of new teachers. The successful mentoring of beginning teachers is key and includes a number of factors.