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Grantee Name:Bank Street College of Education
Project Name:Partnership for Quality
Project Director:Jon Snyder 212-875-4466

The Partnership for Quality Teacher Preparation, Placement, and Professional Development creates a pathway into teaching by combining the best of "traditional" and "alternate" preparation programs, with the aim of fostering high quality teaching and learning. This partnership between Bank Street College of Education and Region 9 in New York City (comprised of four community school districts) will recruit, prepare and place 50 new teachers. The project aims to improve the quality of education in Region 9 by developing strategies to increase retention, improve recruitment, training and preparation of non-traditional teacher candidates, and improve instruction in partner schools using induction and professional development specifically designed to support high quality teachers. Activities include the establishment of a streamlined system for hiring and placement, expansion of the capacity of partner schools to provide induction and professional development through realignment.

Grantee Name:Research Foundation of SUNY/Empire State College
Project Name:Transition to Teaching Project - Statewide
Project Director:Carol Batker 518-587-2100 x2610

Through the Transition to Teaching grant, SUNY Empire State College supports 200 participants in the alternative certification program, partners with school districts in Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Schenectady and New York City, and enables the college to build the Urban Teachers CommunitySpace, an interactive website for project participants offering professional development activities. The program enables students to continue current jobs during the first year of part-time courses and provides courses in an online or hybrid format while they teach full-time in the second two years of the program. By partnering with the New York State Education Department, this project works and communicates with another Transition to Teaching project currently operating in New York City under the direction of the state education department.

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