How Do Our Teacher Leaders Impact Students?
Each year our teacher leaders focus their work on projects to drive impact in their schools. They design targeted initiatives to raise student achievement based on the needs of their schools. Past projects have ranged from decreasing suspensions to implementing Common Core State Standards.
Results from the 2013-2014 school year highlight the impact of these projects. In New Orleans and Kansas City, 17 teacher leaders targeted reading skills for 598 students. At the beginning of the year, 80% of students targeted were below grade level. By the end of the year, the number of students performing at or above grade level doubled, while the number of students performing above grade level nearly tripled.
As our numbers grow, we are working to conduct a rigorous evaluation of our broader efficacy. The RAND corporation is currently conducting an analysis of our impact on leadership growth, teacher retention, and student achievement.
How Many Students Do Our Teacher Leaders Reach?
Leading Educators currently serves approximately 737 teacher leaders, who lead roughly 6,047* teachers and impact a total of 174,800* students in about 194 schools in Houston, Kansas City, Lawrence, Memphis, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C.