NYC releases original turnaround plans, including teacher support programs
City releases details of turnaround plans
The city’s application provides some new details about how it would use the federal funds to support the schools. Its plans include:
... —A teacher residency program for teachers completing their masters degrees and getting certified in math, science, English and social studies. The teachers would be paired with mentor teachers at low-performing schools with the goal of placing them in the 24 turnaround schools. The city took in 25 teachers last year and was planning to train another 60 this coming year, with the support of Urban Teacher Residency United in Chicago. ...
...—”Implementation managers” to serve as talent coaches for the schools and to consult on teacher quality and recruitment.
—New staffers at the Department of Education’s central level to support the 24 schools. These positions include a full-time Chief Executive of Turnaround who would be paid $180,000 plus benefits; a Turnaround Project Manager to be paid $75,000 in the first year; plus about 30 other staffers including “teacher effectiveness implementation coordinators.”
—Six Educational Partnership Organizations would continue working with some of the schools to help them develop small learning communities and train the teachers.