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Urban Teachers Fellow Named “New Teacher of the Year”

Ms. Parson, a fourth-grade teacher at Anne Beers Elementary School in Southeast, Washington, DC has received the New Teacher of the Year award as one of the Rubenstein Winners for Excellence in Teaching.

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Urban Teachers Prepares for CEO Transition

After much discussion between CEO Jennifer Green and the Urban Teachers’ Board of Directors, we have agreed to transition the CEO role to new leadership. Urban Teachers has been Jennifer’s life’s work and passion, outside of her family, and some time ago Jennifer made the Board of Directors aware of her desire to spend meaningful […]

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Say Yes to Dallas Interviews Terrence Smith, a First Year Teacher with Urban Teachers

Terrence says opportunities for professional growth made him decide to say yes to Dallas, and great local culture with friendly neighbors is what will make him stay.

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HireVue Honors Urban Teachers with Digital Disruption Award for Innovator of the Year

HireVue for has honored Urban Teachers with their Digital Disruption ‘Innovator of the Year’ Award for our use of their digital interview platform, which has enabled us to double-up on our hiring efforts in order to find and onboard new staff.

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Urban Teachers Alum, Ashley Walton, Nominated for Fishman Prize

The Fishman Prize is a way to celebrate great public school teachers—those who help their students reach incredible heights, but who too often go unrecognized and unheard. This year, Urban Teacher’s own, Ashley Walton was nominated for the distinctive honor.

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RSF Financial Speaks with CFO, Frank Bonanno on Why the Urban Teachers Prep-Program Works

The idea behind the program is that new teachers need time to solidify practices and master the skills necessary to create stronger student outcomes. It also provides them with a realistic view of what lies ahead.

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Dallas Voice Interviewed DFW Executive Director, Emily Nolen About Why LGBT Inclusion is so Important

At a time when the public education system appears to be at a crossroads, we are working to create career teachers who are better equipped to meet the challenges of teaching in urban schools. Recruiting LGBT teachers for our rigorous program is an integral part of reaching that goal. Emily Nolen, Executive Director for Urban […]

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Urban Teachers Gets $1.5 Million Grant from Caruth Foundation

Urban Teachers recently received a $1.5 million grant from the Caruth Foundation, the largest amount we have received from a single donor in the Dallas area. We plan use it to put 450 aspiring teachers into the Dallas-Fort Worth teacher pipeline over the next three years.

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The Hill Spotlights an Article by CEO, Jennifer Green

At its core, public education can only fulfill its promise if every student can benefit from teachers who are invested and well prepared. In this article, our CEO, Jennifer Green discusses why creating a strong pipeline of highly motivated, effective teachers represents both the greatest challenge and imperative to education improvement.

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