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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- What we do at Teacher-Powered Schools
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