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• NYU hosts a teacher training program using three strategies to prepare rising educators to teach English-learners and students with disabilities.

• High-quality teacher training programs might help gain more future educators. How can donors help boost these types of programs at the masters level? 

• Take a look at this new way to train teachers. 

New York University is expanding its novel teacher training program, which places diverse teachers into high-needs schools for an intensive, yearlong master’s program organized around the belief that all teachers benefit by learning to work with students with disabilities and those learning English.

The Steinhardt’s Teacher Residency program combines online academic preparation with full-time classroom placements in districts and public charter schools in four states.

A recently announced $481,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation will support the program going forward. Here are three of its big strategies.

  1. All teachers will learn special education and English-language-learner strategies.
  2. Including “emergent bilinguals” and students with disabilities will be the rule, not the exception.
  3. New teachers will demonstrate their abilities before getting a classroom of their own.

Read the full article about NYU teacher training program by Beth Hawkins at The 74.