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Urban Teachers to invest $25 million to recruit and retain Black educators

(BALTIMORE, MD) — Urban Teachers, a national teacher recruitment, preparation, development, and retention program serving Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Dallas, is launching the Black Educators Initiative, an ambitious $25M effort to diversify the teacher workforce. Through the generosity and support of Ballmer Group, Urban Teachers will place 1,000 new Black educators in classrooms by 2023. […]

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Urban Teachers Receives $1.5 Million Grant from the Texas Instruments Foundation

Dallas students to gain more STEM teachers (DALLAS, TX) – Urban Teachers, a national teacher preparation program that trains aspiring teachers for careers in the field, announced today that it has received a $1.5 million grant from the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning in the Dallas Independent […]

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Baltimore Teacher of the Year Finds Purpose in the Classroom

Finding Your Purpose is its Own Validation By: Kyair Butts When I first started teaching, I wasn’t very good. I didn’t go to college to be an education major. I didn’t take any education classes. I had scholarship money to go to Drake University because I was an All-American Mediator. I liked debating. I was […]

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Urban Teachers alumnus named Baltimore City ‘Teacher of the Year’

An English teacher at Waverly Elementary/Middle School known for his passion for language arts achievement and equity in the classroom was named the 2019 Baltimore City Teacher of the Year on Monday. Kyair Butts, who began teaching middle school English at Waverly last year, choked back tears as city schools CEO Sonja Santelises presented him the honor […]

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Urban Teachers awarded three-year AmeriCorps partnership

Urban Teachers is excited to announce that our partnership with AmeriCorps will continue in the coming school year. Urban Teachers has been awarded a three-year partnership with the Professional Corps, an AmeriCorps program for full-time employees in difficult-to-staff professions, like teaching and health care. This school year, more than 240 Urban Teachers educators will enroll […]

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Urban Teachers mentioned in Education Week story about teacher diversity, teacher preparation, and school quality

Diversity, equity, and inclusivity are vital to our organization, and we use those principles to guide every aspect of our work, including our recruitment of aspiring teachers to join our program.

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Urban Teachers’ own, Michaura Rivera and Ashley Coleman, highlighted on T74 for their outstanding teaching practice in personalized learning

Our school partner, Ingenuity Prep in Washington, DC, is highly-esteemed for their thought leadership in personalized learning. Our very own, Michaura Rivera (Cohort 2018) and Ashley Coleman (Cohort 2014), were highlighted on The74Million.org for their outstanding teaching practice in conjunction with the school, which is located in Ward 8. Ingenuity Prep’s foundation is built upon two essential components […]

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Urban Teachers Announces New Executive Director for Washington, DC

Media Contact:Sarah Breitenbach [email protected] 443-408-8801   Urban Teachers Announces New Executive Director for Washington, DC Former Executive Director Jacqueline Greer becomes Chief Program Officer   Washington, DC, February 6, 2019—Urban Teachers, a unique teacher preparation program, has named Candace Smith as Executive Director of its Washington, DC site, who will continue the organization’s work of […]

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Lou Matthews, Ph.D., Director of Mathematics and Science at Urban Teachers, featured in the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education

In a Special Double Issue of the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, discussing ‘A Decade of Critical Mathematics Education Knowledge Dissemination’ our very own Lou Matthews, Ph.D., writes about ‘Rejecting Gentrification and Trauma for Love and Power in Mathematics for Urban Communities’a decade after his initial article about, ‘Illuminating Urban Excellence: A Movement of Change within Mathematics […]

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