TNTP is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in public education. We partner with educators in schools, districts and states to find, develop and keep great teachers.
TNTP is active in more than 25 cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, New Orleans, New York, Phoenix and Philadelphia. Currently, our core areas of focus include the following:
TNTP’s highly-selective Teaching Fellows programs streamline the path to teaching for talented professionals and recent college graduates in cities across the country. Since 2000, these programs have recruited and trained more than 28,000 Teaching Fellows for the students who need great teachers most. In several states, TNTP also certifies teachers for state licensure through TNTP Academy, a rigorous, classroom-focused training program that prepares new teachers for immediate success in high-poverty classrooms. Operating in more than 20 cities, TNTP’s programs are some of the first in the country to require that teachers demonstrate effectiveness in the classroom (based on student learning and other factors) in order to earn certification.
For teachers to be successful, they must work in environments that prioritize and support effective teaching. TNTP is helping schools, districts and states understand how teachers are performing and what they need to do to get better. We’re building strong frameworks, like fair and transparent teacher and principal evaluation systems, and we’re training educators to put the new tools to use. Currently, TNTP is working with a dozen districts and states to improve feedback and working conditions for more than a quarter of a million teachers.
Conducting comprehensive surveys of teachers and school leaders – polling more than 40,000 teachers to date – TNTP puts a teacher voice in policymaking. TNTP’s acclaimed reports clarify systemic problems that cost districts good teachers, like late hiring or broken evaluation systems. And they shine a spotlight on counterproductive policies, like quality-blind layoffs, that undermine a strong teacher workforce. Drawing from its daily work in the nation’s largest districts, TNTP rapidly identifies and refines promising practices, pushing clear analysis and practical tools that help administrators and policymakers map the way forward.