UA Little Rock and Jacksonville North Pulaski School District Partner on Innovative New Teacher Residency Program

In a groundbreaking collaboration that promises to redefine the landscape of teacher education, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District have joined forces to introduce an innovative new teacher residency program.

University Recognized for Preparing Future Teachers in the Science of Reading

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been recognized by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) for its excellent preparation of future teachers in how to teach reading. UA Little Rock earned an A grade in NCTQ’s new report, “Teacher Prep Review: Strengthening Elementary Reading Instruction.” UA Little Rock is among just 23 percent nationwide to earn an A from NCTQ for meeting standards set by literacy experts for coverage of the most effective methods of reading instruction—often called the “science of reading.

Pennsylvania Department of Education Awards Asset Inc. State Funding to Expand Its Partnerships to Advance Learning in STEM (PALS) Program

Recognizing the value of ASSET Inc.’s innovative approach to high-dosage tutoring for both K-12 students and the teachers of tomorrow, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has awarded $275,000 in new state funding to the educational improvement nonprofit’s PALS (Partnerships to Advance Learning in STEM) initiative.

Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative Awards ASSET Inc. Grant to Expand its Innovative Pre-Service Teacher Training and K-12 Student Tutoring Initiative

Five southwestern Pennsylvania counties are poised to tackle head-on the dual crises of a growing teacher workforce shortage and student learning loss, thanks to $80,000 in planning grants awarded to educational improvement nonprofit ASSET Inc. by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the Benedum Foundation and EQT Foundation.

CSU Receives Grant to Continue Residency Scholarship for Teachers in High-Need California Schools

​​​The California State University (CSU) received a $500,000 grant to continue its CSU Residency Year Service Scholarship Program. The scholarships will help to lessen student debt for aspiring teachers during these economically challenging times, aiding in the completion of their academic programs and improving new teacher retention. The CSU’s teacher preparation program is the largest in the state and among the largest in the nation, producing more than half of California’s new teachers.