The launch is especially timely given the release of Education Evolving’s new national survey data that that reveal overwhelming public support and teacher interest in a professional partnership model of teacher leadership, or “teacher-powered schools.”
This new initiative is laser-focused on improving student learning and making teaching a better job for teachers. Teacher-powered schools aim to transform K-12 education in the U.S. – not from the top-down, but from the ground up – by cultivating a collaborative school governance structure where teachers, principals, parents and community leaders are empowered to work together toward a shared vision of what students, schools and education could achieve.
Here are five ways you can learn more, get involved and spread the word today:
1. Visit www.teacherpowered.org: Visit the new website with critical resources for teachers, district administrators, charter authorizers and policymakers on ways to create a teacher-powered school and get involved.
2. Read the latest research report: Check out new national survey data that illustrates the widespread public and teacher interest in the concept. http://www.teacherpowered.org/media-center/ee-research-release.html
3. Forward this blog post: Share information about teacher-powered schools with those who are interested in issues of teacher leadership and school-based decision making.
4. Follow and share on Facebook and Twitter: Share the news about the initiative with your social networks! (#EWA14, #teacherpowered)
5. Sign-up for email updates: Simply visit www.teacherpowered.org and submit your email for e-news updates on teacher-powered schools.
The new report from Education Evolving on Teacher-Powered Schools reveals first-of-its-kind national survey data on teacher leadership. It just may challenge your assumptions on teacher-led innovation in K-12 education. http://www.teacherpowered.org/resources/white-paper.html