Project Title

Twin Cities Teacher Collaborative

Date Awarded

Summer 6-1-2009



Project Description

Anthony Murphy was awarded a $154,886 grant from the Bush Foundation. The Twin Cities Teacher Collaborative (TC2) accepts the Bush Foundation challenge to improve teacher effectiveness, and as a result, reduce educational disparities and increase the number of learners who attend post-secondary school in Minnesota. TC2 will establish an innovative and new continuum of teacher preparation strategies that will recruit, prepare, place and support 6,170 guaranteed new teachers and 1,200 mentor teachers whose goal is to realize one year’s academic achievement per year for 184,500 students by 2018. TC2 is a partnership of six private institutions of higher education (IHE) in the Twin Cities metropolitan region: Augsburg College; Bethel University; Concordia University, St. Paul; Hamline University; St. Catherine University; and University of St. Thomas. Collectively, we prepare almost 20% of all new teachers licensed in the state. Due to the fact that Minnesota has the highest achievement gap in the nation, we recognize that our institutions must change the way we recruit, prepare, place and support our state’s teachers.

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