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Teacher professional partnerships


Teacher teams who have formal, collective autonomy to make decisions in their schools. The phrase can (but does not always) refer to teachers who operate their school through a formally organized legal entity such as a partnership or a cooperative. Practically speaking, teacher-powered schools are akin to “professional partnerships” we see in other fields, such as law firms, physician practices, and architectural groups. Note: this phase is synonymous with teacher partnerships.

About the Glossary

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