By Rachel Cromidas
Summary by ASCD SmartBrief
"New York City schools are expanding a residency program that places teachers-in-training in classrooms alongside experienced teachers. The trainees work as teaching assistants for a year while they pursue master's degrees and must pledge to continue working in city schools for four years after completing their education. The program began last year by assigning trainees to struggling schools, and this year expands to place teachers-in-training in more successful schools. "