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Can a Charter School Grow Its Own Teachers?
EWA Radio: Episode 41

Jose Garcia on the first day of school in 2014. (WBEZ/Becky Vevea)

The Noble Street Network of Charter Schools in Chicago is taking a radical in-house approach to teacher preparation, recruiting and training its own recent graduates for spots at the front of the classroom.

Reporter Becky Vevea of WBEZ Chicago followed new teacher Jose Garcia through his first year at Noble’s Rauner College Prep, while he was also completing coursework through the Relay Graduate School of Education.

Vevea spoke with EWA Radio about what she observed when it comes to training and supporting new teachers, the potential advantages to Noble’s approach, as well as its limitations.

Vevea will participate in EWA’s upcoming journalists-only seminar on teacher training. She will be joined by education experts on new models of teacher training.

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