Expansion News: Michigan and MTC
Michigan Teacher Corps (MTC) is grounded in the belief that the most effective way to make lasting change in high-needs schools is by developing strong academic teams who are committed to their own development and believe all children can learn. Together with the Michigan Department of Education, Leading Educators and TNTP have partnered with Priority Schools with significant pipeline needs to recruit, select, support, and retain highly skilled teams of educators and leaders in Michigan’s lowest-performing schools to dramatically raise student achievement and close the opportunity gap. Learn more.
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.
Leading Educators has partnered with the Houston Independent School District to develop and train teacher leaders across several specific roles.
This school year, Leading Educators is operating Fellowship programs across Aurora, Grand Rapids, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Washington D.C., and Chicago. Leading Educators is also providing custom leadership training services and programs to educators in New York City and Minneapolis Public Schools.
Our expansion accelerates this year as we continue to partner with high needs schools, districts, networks, and school support organizations to transform teacher leadership across the United States.