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 The Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative is a movement of educational pioneers: Smart, savvy, thoughtful, committed teachers who won’t accept the status quo of the education system and who take advantage of and catalyze policies that allow them to design and run their schools as a team — sometimes quietly, sometimes loudly, shifting the power to teachers. Like […]

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I remember sitting alongside Ayla Gavins, the principal of Mission Hill K-8 School, a teacher-powered school where I was working as a student teacher. A month in and I was feeling comfortable with my students, with my cooperating teacher, and at the meetings I’d been encouraged to attend. As we discussed a group of students’ […]

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With close to 150 teacher-powered schools nationwide, there are countless examples of how teacher-powered creates engaged citizens. Take a look at how teacher teams use teacher-powered practices and structures to create positive change, showcase a different way of running schools, and model democracy for students. Social Justice Humanitas Academy Jeff Austin didn’t plan on designing and […]

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