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Bold teacher leadership for equity and excellence in public education: Lessons for administrators

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Recently, there has been a lot of education policy talk about teacher leadership. More action has also been taking place—both in the form of fellowships with nonprofits and via more traditional career ladders in districts in cities like Washington, D.C., Denver, and Charlotte. However, in many cases, the concept of teacher leadership continues to be narrowly defined, and often by anyone but teachers themselves.

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Five Ways Teacher-Powered Schools Use Data

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Teacher-Powered Schools Roundtable: TPSI Ambassador Rebekah Kang shares ways that they use data at her teacher-powered school.

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Teacher-powered schools open the doors to adaptive solutions

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Teacher-Powered Schools Round Table: TPSI Ambassador Jeff Austin shares ways in which teacher-powered schools are adaptive.

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How principals can support teacher leaders: Lessons from Glenn O. Swing Elementary School

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Ali Wright used to believe that the best thing for principals to do to support teacher leaders was to get out of their way. Now she thinks differently. In this guest post, Ali takes us behind the scenes at a school where shared leadership is achieving impressive results. 

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Bill Ferriter

April 27, 2007

The nation's cudgel....

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As a classroom teacher, I often struggle to keep my spirits high under the constant barrage of criticism leveled at the work done by public school teachers. Typically, glaring headlines like "American Students Don't Make the Grade," and "Stupid in America" trumpet what polemics believe to be the complete failure of our system to educate children. 

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Bill Ferriter

April 22, 2007

Torment for a new generation...

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I think what has crossed my mind since the Virginia Tech tragedy has been the lack of serious consequences for bullying and harrassment in many schools today. Instead of taking a stand against the kind of callous treatment that has become commonplace in many children, we consistently downplay the kinds of abuse that happens in our schoolhouses. "That's just the nature of middle school," we'll say.

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Renee Moore

April 20, 2007

Can you hear me now?

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The VA Tech tragedy touched me on so many levels of my own humanity: mother, teacher, colleague. However, what has rubbed much salt in the wounds everyone connected with this horrible event already have is the hindsighted nagging about "why didn't anyone recognize this young man had such severe problems?"

It has been widely reported that several of Cho's professors and classmates did raise warnings about his need for help. As an adult college student, what could be legally done to force treatment upon him apparently was done. Who is to blame that it was not enough?

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Renee Moore

April 11, 2007

High needs schools need high quality teachers

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Over the past year, I've had the privilege of working with an incredible national team of accomplished teachers on a first-of-its-kind report, released today, titled "Performance-Pay for Teachers: Designing a System that Students Deserve." The members of our TeacherSolutions team have taught every kind of student, in every kind of school. We are not beholden to any organization or association—our goal has been to bring the unique insights of successful teachers to one of the nation's most contentious education policy debates.

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