In our newsletter last week, we heard from teachers that they will accept accountability when given the authority to manage the school. This can happen in a Teacher Professional Partnership model of school governance. Fortunately, this legislative season the Minnesota Legislature passed legislation allowing additional opportunities for teachers.
We are conducting a national search for schools having a governance structure where teachers collectively control the learning program, school management, and choice of colleagues. Do you know of such a school?
E|E's Top Documents of 2008 include: The Other Half of the Strategy: Following Up on System Reform by Innovating with School and Schooling, Students influence E|E: Should K-12 policy be redirected toward innovation?, and more!
For a nation eager to 'change', Education|Evolving champions a new path toward K-12 innovation. The sensible approach for the national government, strategically, is to activate the process of STATE policymaking. Disrupting Class describes how states can support innovation and change in K-12 schooling, inspiring new thinking for K-12, higher education, and business.
It's no stretch that motivation is related to K-12 policy, but only recently has it become essential. But, what do young people think of E|E's assertions? This newsletter contains an overview of their replies.
Do you sense, too, the greatest uncertainty about where to go next with policy for improving school and learning? If so, you might be interested in the proposal that Education|Evolving is now moving around the country.