Syracuse Schools Expand Initiative to Extend the Reach of Excellent Teachers

June 16, 2015, CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—After a year of piloting new staffing models that extend the reach of excellent teachers and their teams to more students, for more pay, the Syracuse City School District, in partnership with the Syracuse Teachers Association, has expanded this “Opportunity Culture®” initiative in 2015–16 to four more schools.  The initiative began in 2014–15 in four of the highest-need schools in Syracuse, which is New York’s fifth-largest school district.

“In the SCSD, we are committed to providing leadership pathways for excellent teachers who want to remain in the classroom,” Superintendent Sharon Contreras said. “Opportunity Culture® allows us to explore innovative ways for our most experienced and best educators to share their knowledge and expertise with their colleagues.” Read the full press release…

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