Posted by CTQ on Wednesday, 09/14/2011
Discover what a teacher-powered school looks like. The Math & Science Leadership Academy in Denver, CO has no principal. Its culture and curriculum is determined by the teachers, who are accomplished professionals dedicated to individual student success. The school serves 256 children in grades Pre-K through 4.
Denver's Math and Science Leadership Academy (MSLA) has no principal. Instead, accomplished teachers lead MSLA, teaching the diverse learners who will most benefit from their expertise. 97% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, and 70% speak English as a second language.
Watch this brief video to learn more—then read our case study about the school's creation, backed by a reform-minded union.
This video originally appeared on The CTQTube, the Center for Teaching Quality's YouTube channel.