Equity-minded educators share power with students, families, and the full educator team in teacher-powered schools.

How it works

Teacher teams secure autonomy to design and run schools. They make the decisions in areas influencing school success: curriculum, budget, or personnel, to name a few.

Through collaborative leadership, teachers hold power to make the changes necessary to improve student learning—and transform the teaching profession. Changes like:

  • Personalizing learning for students as well as teachers
  • Addressing issues of teacher quality by making teaching a more attractive job and career
  • Increasing the sense of ownership—and accountability—among teachers, in areas where they have authority to make decisions
  • Collaborating with administrators to boost student achievement and advance authentic assessment

300 teacher-powered public schools in at least 27 states serve students from preschool to age 21.

Education must help students find their unique contribution to a more thriving and just 21st-century world—and develop the knowledge, skills, and mindsets they will need to do so.

A tall order. We need teachers, those who work closest with students, calling the shots in order to see it through.

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