Posted on February 4, 2021
For renewed support of the Director of New Teacher Development, who had laid the foundation for a New Teacher Development program last year. The program will be further implemented this year through a targeted pilot approach in 5 schools, with all 11 KIPP schools in Newark being invited to participate. The goals are to formalize and standardize their new teacher recruiting and development processes across their network, provide new teachers with the programming necessary to become lead teachers within one year, and reduce the pressure on their recruiting team to hire only experienced teachers, which is especially important as they grow from 11 to 14 schools by 2023. In the 2019-2020 school year, their 11 Newark schools were educating over 4,700 students in grades K-12. Ensuring that every classroom has a great teacher is critical to their achieving consistent and high levels of academic performance across their schools and to closing the achievement gap.