The Wall Street Journal highlighted Urban Teachers, formerly named Urban Teacher Center (UTC), and its coalition with eight other alternative teacher preparation programs to support the proposed regulations of teacher training programs released by the U.S. Department of Education. The coalition released a statement on February 2nd (the last day to submit public comment) to the Department of Education, applauding their efforts to improve the quality of programs across the country through a focus on accountability. In her article, "Teacher Evaluation Plan Draws New Support", Caroline Porter discusses how the proposed regulations plan to evaluate teacher training programs through the collection of multiple data points, including the success of graduates in the profession and student test scores. Porter examines the perspectives of both alternative and traditional teacher preparation programs on the proposed regulations. Click here to read the full piece.