On the nonprofit side, there are also branches of Texas Teaching Fellows (TTF), a highly selective nonprofit TPP run by TNTP
identified eight simple, low-cost retention strategies that administrators nationwide can instantly implement with teachers: provide regular, positive feedback; help identify areas of needed development; give critical feedback about performance in an informal setting; recognize accomplishments publicly; inform them when they are high-performing; identify opportunities for leadership roles; put them in charge of something important; and provide them with access to additional resources for the classroom.
Audra Lord, who invited friends to her home for impromptu readings to test her plays and whose work is now getting read in theatres in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Hamtramck; Sebacher, resident playwright at TNTP
, who uses the theatre to contribute to discussions in the queer community; Margaret Edwartowski, who comes out of Second City; Bund, who writes about "what keeps me up at night"; and Martin, who says if she wrote a play that wasn't linear "my head would explode"--they are among the many scribes who have found or founded Michigan theatres that are in turn helping them develop their work.
3) Aspire, New Leaders, TNTP
and Khan Academy all received grant funding from NewSchools, and Newsela, eSpark, BrightBytes, eSpark and Schoolzilla received seed-stage equity investments.
report and Whitcomb's review highlight one of the central paradoxes of teacher evaluation as it exists today.
Caryn Meyers Fliegler, a former editor at University Business, is a staffing manager at the nonprofit TNTP
Dan Weisberg, now at TNTP
, explains: "Converting the mission of the legal team is vital.
Although other surveys have helped describe certain elements of school culture, TNTP
researchers focused on two questions that they felt had not yet been answered: (1) What kind of school culture is most likely to increase retention of the best teachers and improve student learning?
Teachers should be evaluated instead through ongoing classroom observations with measurable criteria, TNTP
argued in an October report, Teacher Evaluation 2.
With support in part from the Department through TTT, TNTP
continues to partner with school districts, SEAs, colleges and universities, and other educational entities to increase the impact of non-traditional teachers on student achievement.
In its examination of four urban districts, TNTP
estimated that 20% of the 90,000 teachers in those districts were so highly effective with students that they were labeled irreplaceable.