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Top 10 Accomplishments of 2016

  1. The inventory of Teacher-Powered Schools surpassed the 100 mark! Help increase that number in 2017—get in touch to learn more.
  2. The Teacher-Powered Schools Network of Minnesota was established and hosted their first regional professional learning day. The Minnesota legislature appropriated $500,000 to award grants to district schools with the explicit purpose of planning to become teacher-powered.
  3. 5 Steps to Starting Your Teacher-Powered School infographic was released to help teams move forward on their teacher-powered journey.
  4. Through the Teacher-Powered Schools Learning Space, educators shared resources, asked questions, and discussed all things teacher-powered. Join the conversation!
  5. Barnett Berry and Kim Farris-Berg offered ideas for garnering support from local associations and unions for teacher-powered schools in a piece published in AFT American Educator.
  6. Deyonne Jackson, Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative Ambassador, outlined innovative skills learned by teachers and students in an infographic and interview with School Climate Institute.
  7. A collaboration with the Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP) encouraged area teachers to attend the 2017 Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference.
  8. Awareness for the Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative continued to explode on social media with Twitter and Facebook followers doubling and extensive use of #teacherpowered.
  9. Jeff Austin of Social Justice Humanitas Academy shared the impact of the teacher-powered schools movement with U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. at Tea with Teachers.
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  11. Through the launch of the Ignition Grants program, groups of teachers are able to jumpstart the process of planning, designing, and implementing a teacher-powered school.