186 Joralemon St., Ste 300
Brooklyn NY 11201
We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning. Since 1997, we’ve partnered with more than 200 public school districts, charter school networks and state departments of education.
The scope of our engagements are customized based on the needs of our partners. We work with partners to determine costs for those customized programs that align with their budgets. To ensure high-quality services, our costs include direct expenses critical to the project's success as well as indirect costs that allow us to leverage our national team of experts in a cost effective way.
Since 1997, we’ve partnered with more than 200 public school districts, charter school networks and state departments of education. Today we are active in more than 30 cities. Present and past clients include schools and districts in Baltimore, Boston, Bridgeport, Broward, Camden, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Clark County (NV), Denver, Duval, Fort Worth, Fresno, Houston, Indiana, KIPP New Orleans, Lousisiana's Recovery School District, Memphis, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Haven, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Pinellas, Pasco, Rhode Island, San Francisco, St. Paul, Trenton, Texas, and Washington, D.C.
Recent partnerships in Michigan include Detroit Public Schools, Equity Education, Michigan Department of Education, and Michigan EAA.
We partner with public school systems to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning. Since 1997, we’ve worked with more than 200 public school districts, charter school networks and state departments of education. Operating in more than 30 cities nationwide, we support our partners in three areas to ensure teachers succeed and students thrive.
- Talented People: We find and develop great people for our schools. We’ve recruited or trained more than 50,000 teachers, transforming new teacher talent in cities like New York City and Memphis, and helped dozens of districts develop strong school leaders and effective central office teams.
- Rigorous Academics: We ensure students are studying challenging and engaging content. From California to Florida to Massachusetts, we’re helping districts support their teachers and students in the shift to high standards like the Common Core.
- Supportive Environments: We create conditions that allow everyone to do their best work. We advance policies that reward and retain great teachers, and help leaders cultivate strong school communities. Our work has shaped evaluation systems for 15 percent of U.S. teachers.
Summary of Services and Products being offered:
TNTP believes our nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education. A national nonprofit founded by teachers, we help school systems end educational inequality and achieve their goals for students. We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning. Since 1997, we’ve partnered with more than 200 public school districts, charter school networks and state departments of education. We have recruited or trained more than 50,000 teachers, redefined critical education issues through acclaimed studies like The Widget Effect (2009) and The Mirage (2015), and launched one of the nation’s premiere awards for excellent teaching, the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice. Today, TNTP is active in more than 30 cities. tntp.org
Performance Outcomes to be Measured:
TNTP’s philosophy as External Service Provider means that we succeed when the school or district succeeds. To that end, we will work with our partner school to ensure that the school is on a path towards transformative academic outcomes for kids. We will then set benchmark measures aligned to longer-term goals and track progress against those measures over time. Specifically, we will track and report on leading and lagging indicators of success through observations and assessment of work products using multiple measures, which may include:
- Student Outcome Data: Student learning outcomes, interim assessments
- Impact on Teacher Effectiveness: Evaluation rating accuracy, teacher growth in observation/evaluation ratings, teacher retention by performance level
- Work Products: Products from the field (e.g. data analysis, lesson plan feedback)
- Leadership Rubric: Mastery of key leadership skills
- Teacher Feedback: Insight survey of instructional culture
Record of Effectivenesss:
TNTP has considerable experience preparing schools and districts to lead successful turnarounds. TNTP is uniquely qualified to serve as an External Service Provider because of our unparalleled experience and demonstrated capacity to transform teacher and school leader recruitment, training and development. Since 1997, TNTP has helped more than 200 public school districts and state departments of education realize their goals for great teaching.
We’ve recruited more than 54,000 teachers to the teaching profession, trained more than 34,000 teachers for urban districts, staffed 25,354 vacancies, helped some districts triple their application volume, set a new bar for teacher certification based on proven classroom effectiveness. To date, 89 percent of teachers nationally have been affected by our teacher evaluation policy recommendations, and our design solutions have touched 15 percent nationally, influencing instruction for 8.2 million students.
Our principal coaching work has led to statistically significant alignment between teacher ratings and student outcomes. We’ve surveyed 40,000 teachers in 773 schools to assess school climate and provide school leaders a clear roadmap to fix it. We have helped district and charter partners redesign their career pathway and compensation systems, affecting over 31,000 teachers in over 1,000 schools. TNTP has also advised state departments of education on their career pathway and compensation policies, with the potential to affect about 330,000 teachers in nearly 7,000 schools in our partner states across the country since 2011.
Considerations for Success:
To ensure these efforts produce meaningful changes, we will want to confirm school leadership, as well as his or her direct supervisor, are fully invested in this work before signing a formal agreement. This will mean establishing a shared understanding of overall goals for the school, clear roles and responsibilities, and concrete accountability mechanisms. We believe the following conditions are also critical:
- Commitment to collaboration, transparency, and a clear understanding of the roles, responsibilities and accountability of each party involved;
- Clear communication structures with partner schools and other stakeholders, access to historical data, and responsiveness from all parties involved;
- Commitment from MDE and any partner schools to make changes to policy and practice, when possible, that support the schools’ ability to improve student outcomes (e.g. rigorous bar for teacher performance, ability to hire/retain top talent, etc.);
- Access to reliable student interim assessment tools and data; this proposal assumes schools will have access to these resources;
- Responsiveness of school leaders, including regular availability to meet with TNTP staff; and
- A commitment to make personnel changes if/when they are deemed necessary to meet goals.