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Urban Teachers Launches New Academic Partnership with American University

    PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release  Media Contact Sarah Breitenbach sarah.breitenbach@urbanteachers.org September 29, 2021   Urban Teachers Launches New Academic Partnership with American University   Aspiring Educators to Begin Equity-Focused Coursework in 2022  BALTIMORE — Urban Teachers, an innovative, nationally recognized teacher development and certification program, is pleased to announce that it has expanded its relationship with American University’s School of Education. As academic and […]

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Urban Teachers Dallas Accepts $50K in Support; Educators Honored During ‘Big Day’

They say everything in Texas is big and the support for Urban Teachers DFW and our educators is huge! On September 14, 2021 our team accepted a $50,000 contribution from the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation and the Cotton Bowl Foundation. The grant, which was awarded for the second year in a row as part of the […]

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Laws Targeting Classroom Conversations About Race Hurt Students, Perpetuate Supremacy Culture

Earlier this week Texas Gov. Greg Abbott authorized a poorly conceived policy that will make it more difficult to address racism in public schools. The measure erroneously opposes the idea that racism exists within our institutions and systems, discourages student civic engagement and limits speech in Texas schools, and is a roadblock to equitable analyses of history and […]

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Advancing Equity in Educator Coaching

Urban Teachers is pleased to announce a new research endeavor to assess and advance equity in our educator coaching model. The research, conducted by Executive Director of Curriculum and Professional Development, Dionn Brown, will examine the coaching experiences of our early-stage Black educators.    Through one-on-one interviews with members of Cohort 2020, Brown hopes to discover how our early-stage […]

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Urban Teachers Receives $2 Million from Texas Instruments Foundation

(DALLAS) — Urban Teachers, a national teacher preparation program, announced today that it has received a $2 million grant from the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning in the Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) and in Uplift Education, the largest public charter school network in North Texas. […]

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Urban Teachers Tops List for Innovation in Texas Teacher Prep

Urban Teachers, Dallas has been recognized by the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) as the state’s No. 1 innovative teacher preparation pipeline for its authentic, practiced-based educator development practices. Our program was recognized with the SBEC’s Innovative Preparation Commendation in part for: -Giving 100 percent of our aspiring educators real-world […]

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Urban Teachers Statement on Attempted Coup at U.S. Capitol

Yesterday’s mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was not only a riotous assault on American democracy, but just as notably, a display of institutionalized white power and domestic terrorism. White people breaking windows and wielding Confederate flags were met with restraint from law enforcement and seditious comfort from the president on the same streets where […]

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A Day In The Life of a Virtual School Teacher

Rozalyn Wingate, a member of Urban Teachers Cohort 2020, talks to the Howard University News Service about what it’s like to teach online during the coronavirus pandemic. Rozalyn is studying elementary education in Washington, DC.

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Re-creating the Classroom Online

Fatima Jallow, a member of Urban Teachers Cohort 2018, recently spoke with The Washington Post about the realities of teaching online during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more about her and her students here: From the article:  But teaching virtually makes it hard to connect with students. Sometimes Jallow’s students try to answer questions, but their […]

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