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Roadmap for Effective Teacher Leadership Released by Aspen Institute and Leading Educators | Press Release
(10/20/14) As school districts across the country confront the challenges of recruiting and retaining great teachers while trying to close persistent achievement gaps, two prominent nonprofit organizations today released a blueprint for building effective teacher leadership programs: unveiled Leading from the Front of the Classroom: A Roadmap for Teacher Leadership that Works.
Stuart Kaplan, Knightsbridge President, Joins Board of Leading Educators | Press Release
(10/16/14) Leading Educators, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving teachers’ leadership skills critical for enhancing educator retention and boosting student results, announced today that Stuart Kaplan, President of Knightsbridge USA, has joined the organization’s board. Knightsbridge is a global human capital solutions firm that integrates expertise in finding, developing, and optimizing an organization’s leadership and talent to deliver superior performance.
Leading Educators and DC Public Schools Expand Partnership to Develop Leadership Opportunities for Great Teachers | Press Release
(7/9/14) Principals and teachers from 17 D.C. public schools are gathering this week to identify challenges they want to tackle in the coming school year and the leadership roles teachers can play in driving this positive change. The effort is being facilitated by Leading Educators, a nonprofit organization that partners with districts to identify leadership opportunities for teachers and train them in the management skills necessary to be successful. This year, Leading Educators is working with 21 DCPS schools up from seven in 2013-14.
Sec. Duncan Proposes Teacher-Leadership Initiative | Education Week
(3/14/14) By Stephen Sawchuk. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is pledging to begin an initiative with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to promote teacher leadership throughout the United States. The announcement about "Teach to Lead" came at the inaugural Teaching and Learning conference, hosted in Washington, D.C. by the National Board.
How One Leading Educators Fellow Extends Her Reach | Education Next
(06/18/13) By Bryan Hassel and Emily Ayscue Hassel. Public Impact's Opportunity Culture project profiles Kansas City Fellow Anna Lavely. "Her story provides one example of how schools can reach more students with great teachers—and of how many programs to increase teachers’ impact still fall short on paying teachers their due, sustainably." Read the full case study.
From leading students to leading teachers: Group works to make schools better | The Times-Picayune
(04/01/12) By Andrew Vanacore. "...This is the leap that (Elizabeth) Elizardi and the rest of the staff at Leading Educators, a New Orleans-based nonprofit group, are trying to help teachers make: to go from leading students to leading teachers. With the help of coaching sessions like this during a two-year fellowship, Oliver is now slated to head Success Prep's Response to Intervention program, which targets students who are falling behind with more intensive academic coaching. Other Leading Educators fellows at schools across the region will become department heads or mentors or assistant principals..."
New Orleans Education Leader to Perform at National Education Celebration
(10/4/11) Jonas Chartock, CEO, Leading Educators...will join a select group of nationally known education reformers performing at the EdReformies – Rockin’ Reform Revue on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at the W Washington, D.C. Hotel...
Gates funds initiative to develop "missing link" in teacher training
(3/4/11) Times UK picks up on Leading Educators national expansion progress, with efforts similar to peer program Teaching Leaders UK