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Education | Educator & Leadership Programs
Golden Apple is a local organization with a mission to advance the teaching profession by recognizing excellent teachers, leveraging their thinking and efforts to improve education, recruiting and preparing prospective teachers with a special emphasis on schools of need and providing teachers access to innovative resources.
Golden Apple Scholars Program is the largest pre-service teacher-support program in the nation. The program recruits high school graduates and grooms them to become public school teachers. The Scholars serve as teachers for at least five years (compared to half of all new hires who leave teaching within three years). Forty-seven percent of the Golden Apple Scholars teach in Chicago Public Schools. Golden Apple Scholars have three times more classroom preparation that the average new teacher.
Prepares nearly 50% to teach in Chicago Public Schools