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New Teacher Center Names Desmond Blackburn CEO

NEWS RELEASE: For Immediate Release Media Contact: Lauren Empson, Director of Communications, lempson@jntp.newteachercenter.org New Teacher Center Names Desmond Blackburn CEO Brevard Public Schools Superintendent, Chief for Change, and Broad Fellow to bring visionary leadership to national nonprofit SANTA CRUZ, CA ― New Teacher Center (NTC), a national nonprofit focused on improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders, today announced Desmond Blackburn, Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools, Chief for Change, and […]

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Midyear Survival Tips for New High School Teachers

 By Alexandra Pannoni, Digital Producer from US News and World Report The first year can be tough for new high school teachers. “I loved student teaching, but teaching full time is completely different,” says Kelly Williamson, a second-year humanities teacher at Needham B. Broughton High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. She says there’s a lot of learning on the job and that it can be challenging for first-year teachers to adjust to grading, planning and being in the classroom every day. […]

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Skoll Foundation Names Ellen Moir and NTC for 2011 Skoll Award

Skoll Foundation Names Ellen Moir and New Teacher Center for 2011 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship Santa Cruz, CA (March 16, 2011) — The Skoll Foundation announced this week Ellen Moir, New Teacher Center founder and Chief Executive Officer as one of four recipients of the 2011 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. Each year the Skoll Foundation chooses a select group of social entrepreneurs and their organizations working around the world in the areas of tolerance and […]

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NTC partners with Singapore Ministry of Education

13 Sep 2011 – News Releases New Teacher Center partners with Singapore Ministry of Education to create Skillful Teaching Enhanced Mentoring (STEM) prototype Santa Cruz, CA (September 13, 2011) — Thirty schools across Singapore have started on an initiative called Skillful Teaching and Enhanced Mentoring (STEM) launched in July 2011 by the Singapore Ministry of Education, school improvement organization Research for Better Teaching, Inc. (RBT), and the New Teacher Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving student […]

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Ellen Moir named Ashoka Fellow

Innovative approach to accelerating new teacher effectiveness earns Ellen Moir, New Teacher Center founder and CEO, the Ashoka global, social entrepreneur fellowship Santa Cruz, CA (November 15, 2011) – Focusing on teachers so students succeed has earned New Teacher Center founder and CEO Ellen Moir election to Ashoka’s global fellowship of leading social entrepreneurs in more than sixty countries. Selection criteria include the newness and social impact of the idea, demonstrated creativity in problem solving and […]

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U.S. Department of Education awards NTC $4.98M SEED grant for innovative work in Hillsborough County Public Schools

Yesterday, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced New Teacher Center as a recipient of a nearly $4.98 million grant to support novice teachers and principals in the Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) in Florida, and to administer its nationally recognized teaching conditions survey to all school-based licensed educators in the district, providing district leaders with data and tools to help them enhance school improvement efforts. The grant is funded under the Supporting Effective Educators Development (SEED) program. From the […]

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