Category: News

Helping Teachers Become Leaders by ERIN MACK TRAPANESE | TNTP Blog | May 11. 2017   Teachers have all sorts of great ideas about how to improve their schools—we just need to give them opportunities to try them out. Sounds like a no-brainer, right? That’s how I felt when I was Principal at Samuels Elementary in Denver Public Schools, where teacher Read More »
Teacher Leadership & Collaboration Case Studies Recently, DPS highlighted four schools as Teacher Leadership & Collaboration case studies: Abraham Lincoln High School, Cory Elementary, DC21 and High Tech Early College. The TLC case studies are designed to bring the voices of distributive leadership to life, as well as  illustrate how TLC can be designed to thrive in a variety of unique school settings. Read More »
Denver Post: Why Denver Public Schools thinks two teachers are better than one

By Elizabeth Hernandez To nurture the success of schoolchildren, Denver schools are expanding a program focused on lifting up teachers. Denver Public Schools believes the Teacher Leadership and Collaboration program — designed to pair strong teachers with up-and-coming instructors for half a school day — has been working so well since its 2013 test run

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Bain & Company: Transforming Schools, how distributed leadership can create more high performing schools

We know from hundreds of examples nationwide that extraordinary student outcomes are possible at the individual school level. These persistent rays of hope shine through even in the most challenging of educational environments. Breakthrough results in student achievement occur when the significant challenges our students face are met with an even greater level of teacher

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Education Resource Strategies: Effectively integrating teacher leadership into the system

ERS Teacher Leadership and Career Pathways Checklist Karen Hawley Miles | February 1, 2016 Teacher leadership plays a critical role in schools that dramatically improve student performance. However, despite many well-intentioned efforts, teacher leadership initiatives rarely become a lasting part of the way schools and districts organize. The cause? Efforts are often implemented in a piecemeal fashion

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Education Week: School districts need to be more strategic about school leadership roles

By Denisa R. Superville | January 14, 2016 In recent years, school districts have added more leadership staff—assistant principals, teacher-leaders, instructional coaches—to help support teachers in schools. What they have not done as much is think strategically about how best to deploy those new individuals in schools to achieve maximum impact. That’s according to the

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan Learning Lessons from DPS Programs

By Yesenia Robles | The Denver Post | May 14, 2015 Denver Public Schools is a source of inspiration for the federal government. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan finished a two-day trip to Denver on Thursday and said his frequent, just about annual, visits are not a coincidence. “Not that Denver is doing everything

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DPS Announces 32 New Sites for Teacher Leadership Program

By Jaclyn Zubrzycki | Chalkbeat | February 11, 2015 Denver Public Schools announced today which 32 schools will be home to its “differentiated roles” program, which creates hybrid teaching-administration positions. At the start of the of 2015-16 school year in August, more than half of the district’s schools will have teacher-leaders, a role the district

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