We’re passionate about great teaching and relentlessly committed to giving all students a vibrant education.
TNTP’s mission is to end the injustice of educational inequality by providing excellent teachers to the students who need them most and by advancing policies and practices that ensure effective teaching in every classroom.
We know that student learning starts with great teachers—but doesn’t end there. We work at every level of the public school system to create:
with excellent teachers, rich content and the resources to meet students’ needs.
with a strong principal, intentional culture and engaged community.
Strategic School Systems and States
with an effective central team, clear academic priorities, and aligned policies.
We were founded as The New Teacher Project in 1997 by teachers who believed all students deserved great teaching.
When we started out, we focused on getting great teachers to more students. Our Teaching Fellows programs prepared talented people with deep content knowledge to teach in high-need schools and subjects.
We ran programs in partnership with major urban districts, including Baltimore, New Orleans, New York City and Washington, D.C.
As we recruited teachers, we saw how many senseless barriers were getting in the way. We published our first policy reports and began helping school systems hire quality teachers earlier and staff schools more efficiently.
We started asking how schools ensured that each student was assigned a great teacher. We documented the systemic indifference to teacher effectiveness in The Widget Effect—and began working on better evaluations.
Today, TNTP stands for so much more than new teachers. We are partners for change in public education, helping school systems achieve their goals for students.
We've partnered with more than 200 public school systems nationwide.
We aim to dramatically improve educational outcomes for a critical mass of U.S. public school students.
- 34,000 teachers trained for high-need schools and subjects.
- 15% of U.S. teachers reached by our next-generation evaluation systems.
- 31,000 teachers in 1,000 schools benefit from new compensation and career options.
- 30,000 TNTP reports downloaded each year.
School systems hire TNTP to solve their unique problems. This encourages TNTP to provide valuable, cost-effective services, and literally “invests” our clients in the success of the partnerships. As a nonprofit, we also receive some philanthropic support, which funds policy research and new service development.