Urban Networks

Incorporating best practices into urban teaching and learning

The current high-stakes education environment for students and teachers means that we need to create every opportunity to learn about what is working in other urban communities in order to influence our own practice.

The Center for Urban Education has hosted the Great Teachers for Our City Schools National Summit since 2008. The overarching goal for this three-day event has been to build a national network where urban educators can share research findings, instructional practices, program strategies, policy initiatives and other resources aimed at developing and supporting the best and most effective teachers for children who need them the most.

Great Teachers for Our City Schools: A National Summit on Urban Teaching continues to be developed in collaboration with ETS, the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO), the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF), American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), the National Comprehensive Center on Teacher Quality (TQ Center), Midcontinent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) and National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).