Teacher professional partnerships (TPPs) are formal entities, organized under law (partnerships, cooperatives, limited-liability corporations, etc.), that are formed and owned by teachers to provide educational services.
TPPs may enter into contracts to manage entire schools, a portion of a school or to provide some other educational service. Teachers are in charge and they manage or arrange for the management of the schools and/or services provided. The school district is not managing the school, nor is a district-appointed single leader in charge (e.g. a principal).
Read about the evolution of the TPP idea and teacher autonomy more generally in our timeline.
Education|Evolving has created a DVD of the above introductory videos, and selected interviews with teachers and students in TPP schools. If you are interested in obtaining DVDs, either for personal viewing or to distribute, please contact Tim McDonald at email@example.com.