Tag: teachers

To improve teacher retention, making teaching a better job

In this blog post for LearnMoreMN Education|Evolving
founding partner Joe Graba describes this country’s decades-long effort at improving schools. While well intentioned, he says, there is a problem at a more root level preventing serious improvement.

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Survey: Teachers hunger for accountability, paired with authority

People sometimes assume that teachers want to run away from accountability. In reality, they just don’t want to be accountable for what they cannot control. In fact, research argues that there is a demand for accountability.

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Guest Post: Teachers working in a professional cooperative

In this video Roxane Mayeur, co-lead teacher at Community High School in Milwaukee, describes the advantages of working in a school run by a teachers. Community High School is served by a professional practice of teachers operating informally as cooperative.

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Teacher unions across the country are starting their own schools

Unions have been active in starting new, teacher-run schools in city-level innovation zones. The Boston Teachers Union started ‘The BTU School’ in 2009, and responding to a district call for proposals the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) opened the Math and Science Leadership Academy in 2009.

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Given the authority, Milwaukee teachers are accepting accountability

After years of having been unable to secure professional status and economic security through negotiation or legislation, there is an opportunity for teachers to leverage the pressure for ‘accountability’ in a way that will help win them professional status for their members. In Milwaukee union teachers are taking responsibility for student and school success in exchange for control over what matters for improving performance.

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Guest Post: In Minneapolis the teacher union is driving change

The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers has led in the development of a new law that allows districts to form independent, autonomous schools. And they have used the law to create a teacher-run school.

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Detroit Public Schools Tries Something New: A School Run by Teachers

A story today on teachers taking the initiative in Detroit, to run their own school.

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Tonight: Interactive interview with Ted Kolderie on education reform and teachers as partners in school organization

Join social media journalist and educational entrepreneur Steve Hargadon tonight, 8pm EST for a live and interactive with Ted Kolderie on education reform and teachers as partners in school organization: http://bit.ly/a5BlFk

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TPP 21: Teacher Professional Partnerships for the 21st Century

TPP21 is a new venture to provide assistance to teachers, school districts, and states to help them understand, support, and implement teacher professional practices. Interested? Contact us.

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Teachers have choice, too—and are using it in Minneapolis

Union leaders in Minneapolis are using a new state law to create their own independent school inside the district.

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