State’s most comprehensive teacher academy launches in Newark

NJBiz Staff

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Newark Public Schools Superintendent Roger León, Montclair State University President Susan Cole, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, Newark Teachers Union President John Abeigon, legislators, educators, and students took the first step toward creating a pipeline to educate, train and prepare future teachers – and to diversify the teacher workforce – with the launch of Newark Public Schools Teacher Education Academy on Tuesday.

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“Today, we take an important step in Newark with the broader education community in New Jersey to grow the educator workforce and diversify the pipeline of people entering the profession through a new grow-our-own program,” Weingarten said. “We are excited to collaborate on this program, which addresses the critical challenge of diversifying the teacher workforce in our classrooms and providing educators with the tools they need to stay in the profession and to succeed.”

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