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New Report Norms Definition of Teacher Residencies for Educator Preparation Landscape

Research shows that yearlong teacher residencies are helping to shift the teacher education landscape by supporting the recruitment, preparation, and retention of a robust and diverse teaching workforce. To help create a shared understanding of high-quality teacher residencies and advance the role of residencies in educator preparation, Prepared To Teach at Bank Street College partnered […]

Bank Street's Karen DeMoss and U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Shares Vision for the Teacher Workforce 

On Thursday, June 9, the Bank Street Education Center’s Prepared To Teach initiative welcomed U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona for a discussion on recruiting, supporting, and retaining high-quality teachers across the country. During the event, Secretary Cardona shared his vision for how the Department of Education, as well as states, districts, and higher education institutions, […]

Melissa Tooley, Eric Duncan, Alexandra Manuel, Ryan Saunders, and Marla Ucelli-Kashyap at panel discussion “Policies to Support Scaling of Innovative, Impactful Teacher Preparation Approaches"

Prepared To Teach and New America Explore Transforming Teacher Preparation

On July 27, Prepared To Teach at Bank Street College and nonpartisan think tank New America co-hosted a public webinar titled “Transforming Teacher Preparation to Best Serve Students.” The online event convened leading experts in the field of education to explore why and how we can make equitable, high-quality teacher preparation sustainable and the next […]

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New Prepared To Teach Report Explores Policy Opportunities for Funded Teacher Residencies

Aspiring educators are best prepared through yearlong teacher residencies, and they need financial supports during their time as residents. Partly through efforts of Bank Street College of Education’s Prepared To Teach initiative, the field has begun to embrace shifts that support a more uniform, sustainable, and equitable approach to teacher preparation across the country. Developing […]

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Prepared To Teach Releases Reports on Transforming the Teacher Preparation Field

All aspiring educators should be well-prepared to lead in today’s classrooms on day one. Teacher preparation experiences that include sustainably funded, high-quality teacher residencies not only better support the education of teacher candidates but can ultimately help to diversify the workforce and improve our nation’s education system. This spring, Prepared To Teach at Bank Street […]

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Prepared To Teach Receives New Grant

This September, Prepared To Teach received a two-year grant to apply and expand on the lessons learned during a previous 2018-20 grant term, which focused on documenting how teacher education institutions are working to redesign their preparation programs in partnership with districts to identify sustainable funding streams for paid teacher residencies. Funding from Margaret A. […]

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National Learning Network Supports Teacher Residency Partnerships in Seven States

Bank Street believes that teachers should learn through the same kinds of intensive clinical-practice models as those used in medicine and other professions. Prepared To Teach at Bank Street College helps realize this vision by finding pathways to support and sustain high-quality teacher preparation so every teacher is ready to take on the challenges of […]

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Prepared To Teach Launches Practice Makes Preparation: Teacher Stories Project

The United States has a fractured teacher preparation system and, as a result, many teachers arrive in the classroom with limited coursework, little real-world experience, and no practice in front of a full class. As the movement towards advancing quality teacher preparation begins to pick up steam, it is more important than ever that teacher […]

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Bank Street Continues to Push Conversation Forward in Support of Funded Teacher Residencies

This spring, the Sustainable Funding Project, an initiative dedicated to finding pathways to support and sustain high-quality teacher preparation, changed its name to PREPARED TO TEACH: Sustainable Funding for Quality Teacher Preparation and released a new report titled “Following the Money: Exploring Residency Funding through the Lens of Economics.” “The name PREPARED TO TEACH captures […]

Karen DeMoss presents Hidden in Plain Sight, a report about funding teacher residencies

Sustainable Funding Project Leads Panel Discussion on Funding Strategies for Teacher Residencies

On September 28, the Sustainable Funding Project (SFP) welcomed a full house of educators, policymakers, and community stakeholders to the “Hidden in Plain Sight: Possibilities for Funding High-Quality Teacher Preparation” panel discussion to explore strategies for establishing yearlong co-teaching residencies for aspiring teachers. Designed to provide an opportunity for educators and thought leaders to take […]

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Sustainable Funding Project Launches Report Advocating Co-Teaching Residencies

As expectations for students and teachers continue to rise, there is growing urgency surrounding the issue of teacher preparation for the 21st century. To help create pathways toward the sustainable funding of high-quality preparation nationwide, Bank Street’s Sustainable Funding Project released its first report today titled “For the Public Good: Quality Preparation for Every Teacher.” The report asserts […]

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A Closer Look at the Sustainable Funding Project

As Jon Snyder recently wrote in his Education Week piece about Bank Street College graduates, “There is no question but that supporting each and every one of our children into and through deeper learning requires expert teaching.” People at Bank Street College couldn’t agree more, as evidenced by a century of expertise in and commitment […]