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Autonomous schools


Schools where the principal, or in the case of teacher-powered schools the educator team, make decisions at the school level as opposed to taking directives from a district central office, state, or other external entity. The term is often used to describe schools within a decentralized school district; pilot schools and schools in innovation zones can be examples of autonomous schools.

About the Glossary

This glossary is a collection of terms related to teacher-powered schools — namely, terms around teachers, leadership, governance, collaboration, and teams.