Designing Schools for Students

If you are ready to start considering the design of a teacher-powered school, use this case study to guide your thinking.

The design of the Mathematics and Science Leadership Academy (MSLA), a teacher-powered school in Denver, CO, started with considering the students who were going to attend the school. The team didn’t start with the decision to be teacher-powered; instead, it was a student-centered design process that led the team to choose to be teacher-powered. In other words, student needs drove the school’s design, not the leadership structure.

As you begin the school design journey, allow student needs to drive your school’s design.

This case study briefly outlines the process that was used to design MSLA. It also provides a framework your team can use to start mapping out some high-level priorities for your school.

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Developing a 30,000-foot vision

Education Evolving and CTQ have partnered to create these resources for the Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative, which seeks to highlight successes around the country.

Visit the CTQ website to learn more about how CTQ brings educators and school system leaders together in other ways to improve public education for every student.