Seattle’s public schools are in their first year of a new teacher residency program. Called the Seattle Teacher Residency, it’s one of 18 programs across the country belonging to the Urban Teacher Residency United network and is the focus of today’s front-page story by education reporter John Higgins.
What makes Seattle’s residency unusual is its status as one of the first programs in the country to include the teachers union as an equal partner. The distinction “makes it both a national model and something of a local miracle in a city often roiled by debates about education reform,” Higgins reports.
Check out the map above to see other examples of residency programs from around the country.