When we focus on teachers, our students succeed.

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New Teacher Center is a national non-profit dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders.

Every student deserves a great teacher. How do we make that a reality? Right now, many students have an inexperienced rookie teacher at the front of their classroom. The most common teacher this year is a beginner in the first year of teaching. It’s startling but true.

Each fall, these bright and energetic new teachers receive little more than a student roster and a classroom key. Many struggle, in isolation, planning ways to meet the profound and distinct needs of their students. They work long hours to put an unwieldy array of resources to use, or even to access these resources in the first place. Even the most promising new teachers, who learned a lot about effective teaching, can’t fathom how to put that learning into practice. They know their students deserve more. It’s a sink or swim experience.

New Teacher Center has a proven solution. The organization is dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders. NTC works in partnership with states and districts across the nation to design and implement programs designed to make new teachers great teachers from the get-go. Throughout, the focus is on student learning.

We have it within our power to help students learn and achieve more. We can make sure new teachers aren’t just left to sink or swim. We can give them the right support, from the get-go, so they can actually make a difference in their students’ lives.

Odds are you know many students who have a rookie teacher this year. We owe it to each of them to do a better job, starting now.

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