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“Teachers are the number one in-school influence on student achievement. Research finds that high rates of turnover harm student achievement. In high-turnover schools, the inexperienced and underqualified teachers often hired to fill empty spots also have a negative impact on student learning. Financially, the report estimates that each teacher who leaves, on average, can cost as much as $20,000 in an urban district.” LPI Teacher Turn Over: Why it Matters and What We Can Do About It, 2017.


  • MTI-CENTRS believes that teachers matter, therefore teacher retention matters. At MTI, we recognize our pivotal role as a support for our members as employees, as well as professionals. The project offers ongoing support for members and attempts to increase teacher retention by addressing teacher satisfaction, efficacy, and success. MTI CENTRS is funded through an NEA Great Public Schools Grant. In its first three years, MTI CENTRS supported over 750 participants.

What are the goals of MTI CENTRS?

By focusing on induction and support systems, it is predicted that more teachers will experience success and stay in the profession.


Welcoming Schools

Be Who You Are

Second Saturdays monthly!

November 14, 2020 Topic: Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Students

December 14, 2020 Topic: Intersectionality: School Practices with an Intersectional Lens

Future Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigrant Justice, The Tulsa Race Riots and more...

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Partnership with Rethinking Schools

Saturdays 2021 ~ 10am-2pm

January 9 (MS & HS Focus) Engaging Strategies in Social Justice Units: Using the Tuskegee Syphilis Study

February 13: "No One Leaves Home Unless": Challenging the Myths of Immigration

More topics March 13, April 10 & May 8

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Labor Notes Social Justice Unionism Workshops

Monday, January 25, 4:30 - 6:30: How Does Racism Manifest in Our Unions?

Monday, Febuary 22, 4:30 - 6:30: Building an Anti-Racist Union

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Apply for Participation in Community Based Learning Opportunities

MTI-CENTRS is sponsoring up to 10 MTI member participants for two community events:

* Justified Anger: African American History for a New Day

* Black History Education Conference: Dreaming in Ethnic Melodies

Applications open to MTI members only.

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