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Urban Teachers Statement in Response to Buffalo Grocery Shooting

There are no words to fittingly express our disgust and anguish over the killings in a Buffalo supermarket this past weekend. As an antiracist organization we continue to commit to dismantling systems that breed white supremacist theories and violence. At the same time, Urban Teachers recognizes the crushing exhaustion and despair that events like this […]

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Dallas-Fort Worth Executive Director talks with Fort Worth Star-Telegram about Texas’s New Certification Standards

Texas has adopted new certification standards for teachers that some education advocates fear will make it more difficult to staff classrooms and find diverse candidates. Before its vote Feb. 11 to move forward with the new requirement, the Board for Educator Certification heard from both sides of the issue with speakers and board members agreeing […]

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Urban Teachers DFW Partners with American Landmark Apartments

January 24, 2022 American Landmark Apartments Partners with Urban Teachers to Provide Housing for Early Career Educators in Dallas DALLAS — American Landmark Apartments, one of the fastest-growing multifamily owner-operators in the country, announces that it has partnered with Urban Teachers, a non-profit group dedicated to preparing, certifying and supporting new educators in urban communities. As […]

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Urban Teachers Launches New Academic Partnership with American University

    PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release  Media Contact Sarah Breitenbach [email protected] 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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