A new national opinion study commissioned by Education Evolving finds that 91 percent of Americans believe teachers should have greater influence over decisions that affect student learning, with 81 percent of Americans indicating they trust teachers to make “schools run better." The study, Teacher-Powered Schools: Generating Lasting Impact through Common Sense Innovation, was released today at the Education Writers Association's 67th National Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee.
In partnership with Education Evolving, as part of the Teacher-Powered Schools initiative, CTQ has developed a free step-by-step how-to guide for teachers who are interested in starting their own teacher-powered school. The manual is a living document full of practical advice and lessons learned from teachers who have already created their own schools. Additionally, teachers can connect with other like-minded educators in the CTQ Collaboratory to share strategies and resources and workshop their innovative ideas.
Read the full press release from Education Evolving here. And take a peek into what a Teacher-Powered School looks like via Mind/Shift.