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We Have Five Service Areas

Ashley LiBetti
Justin Trinidad

Teaching is one of very few professions that expects new employees to be masters of their craft — where they handle all of the responsibilities of long-serving veterans — on their first day on the job. Historically, new teachers have received limited exposure to life in the classroom. Even today, most traditional preparation programs require new teachers to spend only 12 weeks in the classroom before becoming a full-time teacher. “Trading Coursework for Classroom: Realizing the Potential of Teacher Residencies” outlines a promising deviation from this structure. Teacher residents receive almost all of their training in their future job site: they spend at least a year in a pre-K through 12 classroom under the guidance of a highly effective mentor teacher and take coursework that is tightly linked to and builds upon their experiences in the classroom.
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Earlier this summer, I attended a launch event for Learn Together Live Together, a D.C.-based coalition that promotes racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity in schools. The event featured a conversation with John King, CEO of The Education Trust and a former U.S. Secretary of Education. King spoke on many of the issues affecting poor children […]

Jason Weeby

Design Methods for Education Policy is a new website that curates 54 human-centered research methods from organizations like IDEO, Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, and Nesta that are particularly well-suited to education policy work.

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Hailly T.N. Korman
Justin Trinidad

How can multiple systems and services effectively serve young people experiencing homelessness, foster care placement, incarceration, or unmet mental or physical health needs?

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