NTC Updates

Bloomberg EDU recently interviewed New Teacher Center (NTC) founder and CEO, Ellen Moir, along with others about the Business Roundtable’s (BRT) recognition of New Teacher Center as one of five outstanding K-12 organizations.

In the program, interviewer Jane Williams explores the idea of placing a moratorium on new initiatives in education and instead focusing efforts and investment on programs that have been proven to advance teaching and learning, exemplified by this first ever Business Roundtable philanthropic initiative directed to education.

Dane Linn, Vice President for the Business Roundtable, who oversees the Education & Workforce Committee, talks about how their aim is to leverage corporate philanthropic investments in education by identifying programs that are working and encouraging their 211 members to invest in the organizations with those programs to help them to scale. Dane explains that the identification process was rigorous and that criteria included whether quantitative independent evaluations of the program outcomes existed and whether there was evidence of successful replication as well as alignment to Common Core State Standards.

Ellen highlights NTC’s proven ability to advance teacher effectiveness to improve student learning and to expand our reach along with the alignment of NTC model to Common Core State Standards as key reasons behind NTC being one of five organizations selected from a pool of 96 proposals nationwide (from schools, nonprofits, for profits, school districts and states) to be recognized by BRT as an organization deserving of support for scaling.

Listen now, and download the full podcast.

See more details about this Bloomberg EDU podcast episode entitled, "The Business Roundtable's Linn on Recognizing K-12 Programs."

View previous Bloomberg EDU interview with Ellen Moir.