We are committed to creating replicable models for instruction, and to refining our work based on student outcomes.

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  • 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 2019-2020 school year, 52 of students were reading on or above grade level, and 68% of students made one year or more growth in 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. Statewide percentile ranking rose from 16th to 24th


Madison, Wisconsin
November 4, 2009

i3 Evaluation Report