Ember Charter Schools

616 Quincy Street, 3rd Floor - Brooklyn NY - 11221
Type of autonomy arrangement: School Charter / Bylaws
Basic Profile

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Determine learning program
Set school-level policy
Determine professional development
Determine authorizer assessments
Determine state assessments


Select colleagues
Evaluate colleagues
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine tenure policy
Select leaders


Determine school budget
Set staff pattern
Determine compensation
Determine teacher workday
Set schedule
Teacher Authority Is...
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The school has autonomy secured in their charter. Teacher authority is shared among the three current teaching partners. Other associate teachers work with one of the partners and can become a partner teacher through a process outlined in their leadership structure.

About the Learning Program

We use our Teaching Firm, a unique teacher-led organizational model, to be a fun, holistic, ‘college-successful’, career-ready, community-centered, culturally rich and relevant incubator of exceptional human potential where we spark, nurture and unleash mindful people empowered to affect positive change in the communities we serve. Everything we do here at Ember is centered around courting critical thinking. From our integrated classes such as: ESA (ELA/Social Studies) and STEM (Science, Math, Tech) to our Socratic Inquiry & Dialogue approach, critical thinking is our DNA. On top of engaging in analysis and complexity, cultivating love & kindness is at the core of our program. We are developing human beings who will go out and create a more equitable world based in love & kindness.