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Teachers union launches charter school authorizer in Minnesota

Minnesota Guild

The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers just became the first teachers union in the country to open a charter school authorizer.

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Inventory of schools with teacher autonomy

Map of teacher autonomous schools.

We've been watching a growing number of schools where teachers are able to control what matters for school success. Today we announce our new National Inventory of Schools with Teacher Autonomy.

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New book argues today's system of K-12 is not sustainable

This new book argues that the present system of K-12 education is no longer financially sustainable - and provides a strategy to address it.

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Schools that run on less

This editorial in the Wall Street Journal cites a study by Ball State that found charter schools receive on average 19 percent less revenue than district schools. Many are showing it is possible to design models that run well on less.

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Trying to fit a square peg in a round hole

When there are schools that are smaller, different than traditional schools, it becomes particularly important to measure value-added performance—and to appreciate expanded forms of achievement. Schools should be held to high standards but not compelled to follow standardized processes.

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A new teacher-run school in the Motor City

As Detroit Public Schools manage crisis, one school moves toward teacher control.

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Principal: Teachers want to be valued participants in decision-making processes

In this op ed in the Montgomery Advertiser Gerald Shirley, Principal at School of Discovery in Selma, Alabama, describes the benefits of teacher run schools.

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Guest Post: A rubric that tells teachers when a student is ready to take on greater responsibility

In this guest post Jon Woloshin, an advisor at the project-based TAGOS middle school, describes how a group of teachers empowered to run the school built an assessment rubric that assists them as advisors to know when to add responsibility to the students’ work load.

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Teacher-run schools in a unionized setting

A recent study of teacher-run schools describes those in Milwaukee—that are part of the Milwaukee Public Schools district, and where teachers belong to the local union.

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Instead of cell phones, ban disruption

One school has found that the best way to think about the presence of cell phones in school is to rethink the problem. Instead of banning cell phones, the students elected to instead ban disruptive behavior.

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