The Noyce Foundation supports major R&D efforts by quality national organizations to create new models for the recruitment, compensation, development, evaluation, and accountability of school principals and teachers as well as district and other leaders.
New Leaders for New Schools recruits and trains exceptional leaders of urban public schools to raise the bar of student achievement to the highest level.
The Noyce Foundation is supporting New Leaders for New Schools to develop the capacity, tools, and knowledge to help districts transform their approach for recruiting, training, and supporting principals with the goal of significantly improving student learning and achievement.
Visit their site: www.nlns.org
The New Teacher Project works with school districts and states nationwide to ensure that poor and minority students are taught by outstanding teachers. The Noyce Foundation is supporting The New Teacher Project to partner with districts and states to create replicable models of teacher effectiveness management systems to be implemented at scale, provide an increasing number of new teachers with demonstrated effectiveness to high-need schools and subject areas, and promote a supportive policy environment and identify sustainable revenue streams for teacher effectiveness.
Visit their site: www.tntp.org
Education Resource Strategies is dedicated to changing the way people, time, and money are used in urban education so that all students receive the support they need to succeed. The Noyce Foundation is supporting ERS to develop and scale its Knowledge and Research infrastructure and practice, and position the organization for future growth.
Visit their site: www.educationresourcestrategies.org
The Harvard Graduate School of Education has launched a practice-based Doctorate in Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) program to develop leaders who will transform American education. As part of the program, Ed.L.D. students in their third year complete a year-long residency leading a significant improvement effort for their capstone project. The Graduate School of Education has developed a partner network of exceptional organizations that host Ed.L.D. students. The Noyce Foundation is supporting the development of this network, which will coordinate the placement and supervision of Ed.L.D. students in residency sites, maintain close relationships with senior leaders in the partner organizations, and build a knowledge base that supports transformational work at the system level.
Visit their site: www.gse.harvard.edu
Led by researchers Jim Wyckoff and Susanna Loeb, a study is being conducted that explores the long-term implications of alternative teacher certification in New York City. Research questions include: How do the characteristics and careers of teachers from different pathways differ? What are the effects of teachers entering through different pathways on student achievement and how has this changed over time? To what extent does the leaving behavior of more or less effective teachers differ across pathways? How have teachers from different pathways affected the overall functioning of NYC public schools?
Visit their site: curry.virginia.edu
Researcher Dan Goldhaber is assisting The New Teacher Project and Denver Public Schools to develop a scalable teacher certification program that awards licensure on the basis of the teacher’s ability to achieve academic gains.
Visit their site: www.cedr.us