We are committed to creating replicable models for instruction, and to refining our work based on student outcomes.
- President Obama highlighted Boston Teacher Residency as a model for recruitment and preparation of high quality teachers
- In 2009, the federal Teacher Quality Partnership grant program was developed to replicate our residency model nationally.
Boston Teacher Residency
“BTR prepares you for so much more than teaching. I learned what it meant to be part of a community of people working together, and it was so beautiful. I learned how to talk to children. I learned about biases and my own limitations. I learned about how to contribute to society, how to be a better human. I learned about humanity. Everyone should have a BTR-like program. It broadens your sense of self and the world we live in.”
-BTR Grad, cohort 2
- Half of BTR grads are teachers of color, and 75% of all grads still teach in BPS.
- BTR grads are four times more likely than MA teachers to be rated “Exemplary” in their 4th year of teaching.
Dudley Street School
When we opened the school in 2012, just 29% of students were reading on grade level. At the end of the 2015-16 school year, 68% of students were reading on grade level, and 76% of students met or exceeded growth targets for reading.
Dearborn STEM Academy
After the school’s first year with BPE as operator, Dearborn, a state-designated turnaround school, grew from the 16th to the 24th percentile in student performance relative to other Massachusetts schools.
“We’ve got to do a better job recruiting and preparing new teachers… that means creating alternative pathways to teaching for talented young people by expanding programs like the one in Boston, where aspiring teachers work side by side with effective mentors in a year long residency.”
-President Barack Obama
November 4, 2009