In 2016, Leading Educators, in partnership with districts and CMOs in Chicago, was awarded an Investing in Innovation (i3) grant from the US Department of Education. Using i3 funds, Leading Educators launched the Chicago Collaborative – a cohort of teacher leader teams representing 20 schools across three Chicago partners – Chicago Public Schools, KIPP Chicago, and North Chicago Community Unit School District. The i3 grant will fund the work in Chicago through May 2020 and will also allow Leading Educators to partner with the RAND Corporation to conduct a randomized control trial that aligns to the rigorous bar of the What Works Clearinghouse Standards.
Greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge
Leading Educators provides teacher leader development and support through the Fellowship program across the Greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas. New Orleans is also home to our national offices, where we continue to expand our program offerings in Louisiana and across the U.S.
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Leading Educators is working with multiple charter schools and DC Public Schools in the D.C. region in both the Fellowship program and a pilot Strategic Support Initiative program.