With schools facing teacher shortages in math, science, bilingual/ESL and special education fields, IDRA created a new model for reaching potential teachers and preparing them to work in high-need schools. The results of IDRA’s 15 years of teacher preparation through six multi-year Transition to Teaching grants, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, were significant.
IDRA’s projects in Texas recruited over 800 recent graduates and mid-career professionals who had been working in fields other than teaching. These new teachers participated in intense professional development while in a first-year paid teaching internship. They committed to working in high-need school districts for a set number of years.
This infographic highlights IDRA’s report outlining the contributions of IDRA’s 15 years in teacher preparation.
See the printable PDF of this infographic.
See the eNews announcement about IDRA’s report.