New Teacher Center gets $300,000 from Goldman
The pace of growth and expansion at the UCSC New Teacher Center
will accelerate thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Goldman
The funding will bolster the centers organizational infrastructure
and support the rapid growth of the New Teacher Center (NTC),
which leads the nation in the development of support programs
for new teachers. Since opening in 1998, the NTC has become
a national resource for teacher training.
Research shows that teacher quality is the most important variable
in student performance, and the NTC provides support during
the critical first two years of a new teachers career.
The NTC model pairs beginning teachers with carefully selected
veteran teachers, who are trained to become skillful teachers
of teachers. This infusion of support has resulted in
substantial decreases in teacher attrition.
NTC works with school districts, universities, policy makers,
and educational leaders in more than 30 states to create support
systems for new teachers and principals. Services include consultation,
professional development, research, program evaluation, and
The Goldman Sachs Foundation awarded grants to several educational
organizations that support innovative programs in youth development,
business education, and teacher development.
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