Urban Teachers Awarded 500K from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Urban Teachers, formerly Urban Teacher Center (UTC), was awarded $500,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to further advance its efforts to provide urban school districts with a pipeline of highly effective teachers. The grants comes on the heels of the foundation's news that it will direct its support to advance high-quality teacher preparation programs nationwide. CEO Jennifer Green had this to say about the grant: "The education field faces the challenge of preparing 250,000 first-year teachers every year who are effective at improving student learning on day one. We are excited the Gates Foundation has recognized our innovative program and invested in it as a part of a national initiative to help prepare the next generation of excellent educators." To read the full press release, click here: Urban Teachers Receives Funding to Prepare High-Quality Teacher Workforce