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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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Baltimore Executive Director talks with MD Comptroller’s team about preparing career teachers during a pandemic

Baltimore Executive Director Charelle James sat down with the Maryland Comptroller’s team in August 2020 to discuss Urban Teachers’ efforts to prepare aspiring Baltimore educators during the coronavirus pandemic: “We’re making certain we’re showing [our teachers] how they can continue to have impact … virtually, but also they need to be able to differentiate for […]

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Urban Teachers educator joins Rolling Stone ‘Back to School’ panel

What is more normal — and expected — each end of summer than students and teachers to return to school? So far, the coronavirus crisis has killed an estimated 180,000 so far within United States borders. And in some cases, public school teachers have been deemed “essential workers” and told to return to classrooms — even if they’ve been […]

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How one local teacher works with big dreams and small contributions

The average person might say the days of elementary school children should be filled with learning, after-school activities, and time to be carefree. However, as a teacher at Lucy Ellen Moten Elementary School in Fort Stanton, Raymond Pyle sees first-hand the harsh realities that some school-age children face growing up in Southeast D.C.

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AmeriCorps Partnership Continues in 2020-2021 School Year

Urban Teachers is pleased to announce that our partnership with AmeriCorps will continue in the 2020-2021 school year. This coming school year will be the second year of a three-year partnership with AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National and Community Service. In May 2019, Urban Teachers was awarded the opportunity to offer a Professional Corps program to our participants. […]

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Robert Simmons joins Urban Teachers as Executive Director of the Black Educators Initiative

(BALTIMORE, MD) — Urban Teachers announced today that esteemed educator and author Robert Simmons III, Ed.D. will lead the Black Educators Initiative (BEI), an ambitious $25 million effort to place nearly 1,000 new Black educators in classrooms by 2023.  Simmons, who started his education career as a classroom teacher, is joining one of the nation’s […]

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