Collaboration to Ensure New Teacher Retention and Success (CENTRS) is a project connecting early career educators to professional development opportunities. CENTRS is an MTI collaborative with MMSD.

CENTRS will provide continuing education and differentiated support to early career educators and involve them in program development, mapping out current systems of inducting and retaining new educators. The goal is to accelerate student achievement and address opportunity gaps by increasing new teacher retention and efficacy.

Madison Teachers Inc. (MTI), an affiliate of Wisconsin Education Association Council and the National Education Association, will use a $615,000 three-year NEA GPS Fund Grant to create support systems for early career educators aimed at diversifying the workforce, increasing teacher retention and efficacy, and closing student achievement gaps. Click here to learn more!

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Upcoming Events

Apply for Spring MTI CENTRS supported site-based book groups.

MTI CENTRS IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for site based supported book study groups. Facilitator materials are provided by the MTI CENTRS grant. Apply and learn more here.

In order to receive sponsorship from the MTI CENTRS grant as well as PAC credits or compensation, ALL steps must be completed. Please also seek approval or notify your administrator this MTI CENTRS sponsored book study is occurring.


Two additional Solidarity for Social & Racial Justice Saturdays added: March 21 & April 19

To register visit:

March 21 at MTI 9:00am-3:30pm —>Facilitating Critical Conversations

April 18 at Goodman Community Center 9:00am-3:30pm —->Social Justice Teaching 101

Free to MTI members. PACs available. Members attending sessions can earn a stipend of $150 stipend. Join the ones that you can! It is not necessary to attend series from the beginning. Non Members will be admitted for the fee of $25 per session.