National Coalition of Nine Teacher Prep Programs Call for Transparency of Outcomes to Better Serve Students and Districts

Urban Teachers—along with Aspire Public Schools, Blue Engine, Boston Teacher Residency, Match Teacher Residency, National Center for Teacher Residencies, Relay Graduate School of Education, Teach For America and TNTP—released a letter to the Department of Education and Congress calling for clear guidance to states seeking to enhance the quality of teacher preparation programs under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The coalition is specifically recommending states are given guidance to build systems where all teacher preparation programs are accountable for collecting and publicly sharing outcomes data on the success of their programs, participants, and graduates. These data will provide states the ability to meaningfully determine program quality; they will allow local education agencies to identify programs that produce the effective teachers they need; and, they will enable aspiring teachers to select a program that will set them up for a successful career.

Read the full letter here. 

Read the press release here.