The Education Evolving Blog

July 14, 2010

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.

July 13, 2010

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.

July 12, 2010

This week, post a comment anywhere on this blog and you’ll be eligible to win a copy of Disrupting Class signed by co-author Curtis W. Johnson.

July 9, 2010

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.

July 8, 2010

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

July 8, 2010

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

July 8, 2010

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.

July 7, 2010

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

July 6, 2010

In 2009 the Minnesota legislature created a new statewide platform for the creation of new schools. The Site-Governed Schools law allows for the creation of schools inside districts that enjoy the same autonomy and exemption from state regulation as schools in the chartering sector.

July 2, 2010

Perhaps the best of the interviews with outgoing Minneapolis Superintendent Bill Green was the one which headlined Green's comment about the need to vary the approach to learning — by school or even by student.

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