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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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Urban Teachers CEO, Peter Shulman, serves as a commentator at the 15th Annual Brown Lecture

Urban Teachers CEO, Peter Shulman, had the unique privilege to serve as a commentator at the 15th Annual Brown Lecture, which was designed by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) to feature the important role of research in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education. Before a total combined audience of about 1,500, Dr. Richard Milner discussed practices and policies that […]

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Peter Shulman, CEO of Urban Teachers, Joins Denver Frederick, Host of The Business of Giving

One of the biggest challenges in the field of education is to find talented and committed individuals to teach in poor and underserved school districts, most of them located in the urban centers of America. An even bigger challenge is to keep them, to not have them burn out and leave the teaching profession altogether […]

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