Partner Update

The college of education at California State University, Fresno was featured on the PBS NewsHour, with Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, on efforts to recruit diverse teacher candidates. “We need to improve how we recruit African American males. Nationwide, that should be at the forefront of the discussion,” said Laura Alamillo, interim dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at CSU, Fresno. “… It’s not only the presence of a teacher of color, it’s the lens, it’s the mindset of coming with these really valuable assets.”


A new study on bonuses for secondary math and science teachers in Georgia found the extra pay, about $4,000 a year, reduced teacher attrition by 18 to 28 percent. However, researchers found no evidence the bonuses influenced college students to become secondary math or science teachers.


The Maddux Charitable Fund has published a page of resources focused on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. The materials cover non-profit board diversity, race, historic inequity and systemic racism, sexual orientation and gender identity, and equity in philanthropy.
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Video Resource: Program Partner Selection and Development

Residencies are partnerships between school districts, institutions of higher education, and community organizations. Together they must share a common vision for developing effective teachers for high need schools and communities. Identifying the right program partners, developing those relationships, and learning how to work together are essential steps to building a successful teacher residency.  

This month, NCTR is featuring two new videos on how programs can develop and improve program partnerships. We sat down with our program partners at the Dallas Teacher Residency to learn about the key components of a robust partnership selection process, and about the hallmarks of effective residency partnerships.

You can access the videos through the Resources for New and Existing Residencies page on our website. Look for the "Video Library" drop down menus. They’re also available for viewing and sharing on our YouTube channel. A user’s guide highlights the main idea of each video series and suggested audiences for the key messages.

The resource library was funded through NCTR’s 2015 Supporting Effective Educator Development grant from the U.S. Department of Education. These videos are made available to members of the NCTR Network and other educators and advocates as part of our commitment to support a high quality network of teacher residencies, and to share the best practices and lessons learned with the teacher preparation field.

Next month we’ll feature videos on Teacher Educator Professional Development.
In the News
Education and Love are not the Answer to Racism
The Undefeated
Ibram X. Kendi, author, scholar and founder of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University argues that racist ideas grow out of discriminatory policies, not the other way around. The Undefeated is published by ESPN. It explores “the intersections of race, sports and culture.”
How New York’s Elite Public Schools Lost Their Black and Hispanic Students
The New York Times
Black and Hispanic students make up just 10 percent of enrollment in New York City's specialized schools. Their admissions process has been transformed by changes in the city’s demographics, its public school system, and the culture around the schools’ entrance exam.
Starting with Learner Variability
New Teacher Center
This blog posts looks at how instructional coaches can support teachers who are struggling with wide ranging student learning styles and abilities.
Please note that the articles and events in the NCTR E-Blast do not reflect the opinions of our organization, but rather represent information that we believe will be relevant to you and your programs.

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