January 28th-29th, 2017, hundreds of educators committed to transforming student learning and the teaching profession will gather in Los Angeles, CA, for the Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference! Join teacher-powered practitioners as they share lessons-learned and best practices for collaboratively designing and running all aspects of their schools.
Where exactly does chartering fit, in the strategy for public education? Across America that question is rising, as in a number of big cities the charter sector gets larger and as the local districts are losing enrollment. In this commentary in the StarTribune, Ted Kolderie looks at four current answers to the question—and suggests a fifth, more practical answer.
On May 18, two of our teacher-powered ambassadors sat down for tea with U.S. Secretary of Education, John King to discuss the value of teacher leadership and the new Every Student Succeeds Act—giving teachers more specific opportunities in decision making. Read CA teacher Jeff Austin's account of tea with the Secretary.
This week we at Education Evolving begin a multi-pronged effort to help Minnesotans and others interested in the evolution of school gain a broader understanding of the role chartering is playing in improving public education in 2016.
Over 220 educators from 23 states gathered in Minnesota last weekend for the first annual Teacher-Powered Schools conference. Teacher teams from both the district and charter sectors shared lesson learned about collaboratively designing and running all aspects of their schools.
EE Associate Tim McDonald will give a keynote address 4/29/15 on overcoming common roadblocks to improving public schooling and creating environments for innovation to flourish. In addition, E|E's Johnson and Wedl will lead panel discussion on Split Screen strategy as an essential policy tool.
In November, 2014 the U.S. Department of Education proposed a set of priorities, requirements, and criteria for the federal charter grants to state education agencies. Here is the response of three senior E|E associates, to that proposal.