Who doesn’t want to end the injustice of educational inequality? But how? The national nonprofit organization, The New Teacher Project (TNTP), is doing it by helping urban districts recruit, train and hire new teachers. It’s working, and TNTP has proof. In its first 10 years, TNTP recruited and trained more than 23,000 mid-career professionals to become classroom teachers in urban schools. And after two years of implementing its “Fast Start” training program, results show that teachers who participated earned higher ratings from their principals and did better on their district’s performance evaluation system.
But the onus of reimagining teaching doesn’t fall on just teachers and principals. The importance of family engagement on student and school performances is crucial. With that in mind, TNTP publishes smart, fair articles that even a Common Core supporter or Louis C.K. fan can agree upon. From teacher evaluations and contracts to the latest in testing and incentives, TNTP has become an invaluable source of not just information and innovation but also hope.