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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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Nick Tutolo

August 9, 2016

Tracking: A Continuation of School Segregation

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Almost 4 years ago, I started at a new school as a 7th grade math teacher. On the first day of school, I taught two separate sections of math class—advanced math and math (or as my students called it “math for slow people”). My home base was a hallmark of diversity—a reflection of the city in every way. Every demographic was represented.  When I walked into the advanced math class, I could have been teaching in a different school entirely. Looking back at me was a sea of white faces. My mind began to wonder: In a school that is so diverse, how did we end up at this point? If as an outsider I was able to identify the problem on day 1, how had no one else recognized this as a problem?

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Bill Ferriter

August 6, 2016

"There Will Always be an Overhead."

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Marcy Hannula -- a fantastic teacher and friend who has challenged my practice for the better part of a decade -- was cleaning out her professional library the other day when she stumbled across a chapter in a book on computers in the classroom.

The graphic below caught her eye because she knew it would rile me up.  See if you can figure out why it drives me completely crazy:

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Bill Ferriter

August 3, 2016

I'm Planning a Pokemon Go Rally for My Middle Schoolers

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I have a confession to make:  I spent the first two weeks of July rolling my eyes as I read article after article in my social stream about the "transformational power of Pokemon Go."  I had the app on my phone, I'd caught more than a few Pidgeys, and hit up more than a few Poke stops -- but to me, there was nothing truly transformational about it.  In fact, I was pretty sure that I'd delete the app before school even started.

But then I showed it to my seven year old daughter, and she was hooked!

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