NPR's Marketplace Airs Story About Urban Teachers

Urban Teachers, formerly named Urban Teacher Center (UTC), was a feature story on NPR Marketplace in January 2015. In "Training urban teachers who stay," reporter Amy Scott discussed Urban Teachers model for teacher preparation, focusing on the rigorous 13 month residency program that prepares new teachers for the job before they have responsibility of their own classroom. Scott visited Urban Teachers partner school Liberty Elementary in Baltimore City. When asked about his Urban Teachers first year teacher, Liberty Elementary Principal Joe Manko replied: “He’s the first first-year teacher that we’ve hired in five years, but I’m happy to say he is far and away the best first-year teacher I’ve ever seen." To listen to or read the full story, click here: Training urban teachers who stay