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New paper on teacher leadership and deeper learning

In a new paper commissioned by the Ford Foundation—Teacher leadership and deeper learning for all students—Barnett Berry makes the case for how a system of teacher leadership and learning can fuel deeper learning for all students. 

Here is what the paper tackles:

  • examines current reforms’ limitations and notes some promising emergent examples (like Social Justice Humanitas Academy in LAUSD;
  • summarizes 30 years of research about how teachers learn and lead (also drawing on stories of thousands of teachers CTQ has worked with since our founding in 1998);
  • identifies three promising shifts that could be leveraged to create an effective system of teacher leadership and learning; and
  • describes next steps that stakeholders (including federal policymakers, USDOE, state education leaders, superintendents, and others) can take to advance teacher leadership for a more equitable public education system.  

A downloadable version of the paper can be accessed at