President Obama Recognizes UMass Boston in Speech at TechBoston
March 09, 2011
Office of Communications
In his speech at TechBoston Academy yesterday, President Barack Obama recognized the University of Massachusetts Boston for preparing many of the teachers working at the school.
"... We're also working to give educators the support and the preparation that they need, and I know that some of the teachers here have benefited from our investment in these programs, such as the teacher preparation partnership you have with the Boston Teachers Residency and with UMass Boston," President Obama said.
UMass Boston's Teach Next Year, an urban teacher training program, has operated out of the Dorchester Education Complex, which houses TechBoston Academy, for more than a decade. The project—modeled after medical residency programs—has served as a pipeline for funneling talented teachers into troubled city schools, inspiring the city of Boston to develop a similar program called Boston Teacher Residency.
Chancellor J. Keith Motley and Teach Next Year Director Lisa Gonsalves, an associate professor of curriculum and instruction at UMass Boston, were at the school for President Obama's visit.
Read the full text of the President's speech at Boston.com.