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TC Innovations New Teacher Academy

The New Teacher Academy was a program designed to educate and support teachers in their first two years of teaching. The Academy offered thirty hours of instruction to teachers entering the profession. The instruction was customized to the needs of each individual school district and was designed to help teachers achieve the knowledge, skills, guidance and support necessary for them to be effective in their classrooms, grow as educators, and remain committed to the teaching profession. National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST) conducted both formative and summative evaluations of the New Teacher Academy in the three school districts where this work was sponsored by the Kellogg Foundation. The goal of the evaluation was to provide a solid foundation of information that can be used to determine the degree to which Project's objectives are met and to provide explanations of how and why the purposes of the Project are realized.

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