UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education is breaking down the silos of professionals working to prepare teachers: the faculty who teach courses, the supervisors of student teachers, and the clinical educators who take student teachers into their classrooms just before they become full time teachers.
From 2017-2020, a partnership amongst New Leaders, Public Impact, and the Northeast Leadership Academy will lead an effort to help Edgecombe County Public Schools and Vance County Schools to create teacher-leader roles. Ultimately, excellent teachers have responsibility for more students by leading teams of peers.
Early findings show that trauma-informed schools initiatives result in increased school attendance by 34% and decreased suspension rates by 30-90%.
The North Carolina Large District Consortium, facilitated by RTI International, brings together the Superintendents and Chief Academic Officers of the 12 largest school districts in NC for a peer learning network based on research and data to improve practice in large complex systems.
Over three years, 95% of the male educators of color in the Profound Gentlemen network returned back into the field of education.
Teach for America Charlotte-Piedmont Triad works to fulfill Charlotte’s urgent need for educators by finding, developing, and supporting a diverse network of leaders who expand opportunity for children. Research at the state and county level has found that teachers recruited and trained by TFA are the most effective in the state.
The Beginning Teacher Network (BTN) was launched to address teacher shortages in NC, and it supports early-career teachers who meet regularly to improve their classroom practice, network, and learn about state and local education policy.
Since its development in 2012, 80% of Queens University’s School Executive Leadership Academy (SELA) graduates are now serving in leadership roles, including assistant principal, dean, facilitator, Governor’s Teachers’ Advisory Committee member, and Project L.I.F.T. curriculum coach.