- Great Teachers
- Great Schools
- Great Results
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The Ambitious Teacher
We founded Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) to provide Boston schools with a steady supply of strong teachers who would be ready to hit the ground running. To ensure we’re developing consistently high-quality teachers, we’ve undertaken a significant redesign of our program over the past two years. Our latest publication, "The Ambitious Teacher: Accelerating the Learning Curve in New Teacher Preparation," describes how we created and aligned standards, assignments, assessments, and support to help our teachers-in-training master a common set of ambitious teaching practices.
Report to Our Community
In 2012, BPE implemented a new, three-part strategy. We refined and greatly improved our teacher residency program, concentrated and sharpened support for a number of Boston schools, and successfully launched a new school. Through our school-based partnerships, teacher residency, and more than 300 residency alumni, we reach more than 20,000 Boston children each day.
Learn more about where we've been and where we're headed in our 2012 "Report to Our Community."
Student Success. Nothing Less.
At BPE we commit to nothing less than student success. We believe that every child should have the right to a quality public education and that Boston can be the first city to fulfill this basic promise of our democracy.
Our mission is to drive exceptional outcomes for all students by developing great teachers and great schools. We prepare and support a diverse group of talented teachers for Boston's schools, and we partner to create strong schools where teachers can do their best work and children learn at their highest potential.
With our innovative and replicable models of teacher and school development, BPE is a powerful force for reframing schooling in Boston.
Drawing on over 25 years of experience working to improve urban schools, BPE is committed to three strategies that, together, have the highest likelihood of achieving our goal of success for every student:
- Prepare and support diverse, highly effective teachers for Boston’s schools through a best-in-class teacher preparation and development program. More.
- Ensure broad student success in partner schools by cultivating ambitious instruction in every classroom with a coherent, data-driven approach to school improvement. More.
- Create break-the-mold new schools that ensure all students are prepared to succeed in college and career. More.
These three activities are inextricably linked. Placing teacher preparation in schools allows us to foster communities in which adults are continually learning and working to achieve student success. Our school partnerships help schools to implement coherent systems and practices in which teachers and students can best learn and grow.
Enacting this three-part strategy, we will directly reach almost 10% of BPS students, dramatically accelerating their progress. Just as important, we will be creating new, replicable models for developing great teachers and great schools.