When their principal resigned due to illness earlier this year, the teachers at the rural Athens Community School in Maine came up with a novel idea for leading the school in the future: They would simply (or maybe not so simply) do it themselves.
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A report from the Center for American Progress highlights six districts that are working teacher voices into the common-core implementation process.
March 13, 2015
One year after the secretary challenged educators to hold him accountable for the growth of a major teacher-leadership program, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan summzarized progress.
November 19, 2014
Join us tonight (Wed.) at 8 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat (#ewedchat) on how schools can better support good teaching.
November 13, 2014
In a roundtable conversation, accomplished educators explore the question of what makes a great. And researchers have some ideas of their own.
October 16, 2014
In the latest Education Week Twitter chat, participants rejected the idea that teachers don't have time to take on leadership opportunities.
October 15, 2014
In the latest installment of Education Week's Twitter chat series, we discuss what it actually means to be a teacher leader.
October 15, 2014
The Commit to Lead site has certainly improved in some aspects since it launched in August.
August 29, 2014
The vague promise of a federal teacher-leadership program seems to be growing into something more tangible.
August 22, 2014
In a PBS segment, Harvard education-innovation expert Tony Wagner said he likes the idea of teacher-led schools but suggested that teachers generally haven't acquired the education-management knowledge or vision to create truly transformative schools.