NCTR is excited to announce the release of our 2020-2021 Black Educators Initiative (BEI) Annual Report (see below), which shows that even against a backdrop of COVID-19 and societal and civil unrest, BEI grantees are successfully recruiting, preparing, and supporting Black teachers, as well as positively impacting entire school communities. That the BEI is able to make this claim is a testament to the resilience of our residency program partners, mentors, residents and other stakeholders.
In Year 2 of the five-year effort, NCTR granted $3.7 million in funding to 14 network programs, with $800,000 awarded directly in scholarships to Black residents, and enrolled 251 teacher residents. Because of this investment, Year 1 grantees saw larger numbers of applications and enrolled larger numbers of Black residents in the second year of the initiative. Given the national trend of declining enrollment in teacher preparation programs, this is notable. Read More