The New Teacher Center was brought in to work with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in 2006 – under Arne Duncan’s leadership as Chief Executive Officer of CPS – to turn the tide of chronically low student achievement. The nation’s third largest district was losing three or four out of every five new teachers, and its leaders knew low student outcomes were related to high teacher turnover.
NTC's partnership with CPS includes a new teacher induction program and a new principal induction program. This work isintegrated into the district’s Human Capital Management strategy, the district’s comprehensive approach to recruiting, supporting and evaluating educators and administrators.
New Teacher Center seeks to reduce the achievement gap in our nation’s schools by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers through comprehensive mentoring and professional development programs. NTC partners with school districts, policymakers and leaders in education to implement programs that build leadership capacity, enhance working conditions, improve teacher retention and transform schools into vibrant learning communities. Founded in 1998, NTC headquarters are in Santa Cruz, California.