Watch this space for an updated motiongraphic, based on the experiences of the first pilot schools to implement their own Opportunity Cultures, showing the importance of models that let teams led by excellent teachers reach many more students, and let all teachers earn more and learn more—through more school-day time for collaboration and planning, and […]
Our nation is squandering one of its most important resources—our best teachers—and children are paying the price. Written with support from The Joyce Foundation, this report was a foundational document, building on 3x for All, for the Opportunity Culture initiative, explaining why traditional policy initiatives have been unsuccessful and exploring the potential impact of policy initiatives designed to improve student access to great teachers
Instead of just trying to recruit more great teachers, what if we could reach dramatically more children with the great teachers we already have? This report was the foundational document for an Opportunity Culture, now being implemented in districts across the U.S. based on this report’s original vision, along with research and Opportunity Culture educators’ experiences.
The financial planning summary provides an overview of the ways that schools and their teachers can simultaneously reach more students with excellent teaching, expand teachers’ career opportunities, and sustainably fund higher pay and other priorities.
What can schools do, now, to reach many more students with excellent teachers year after year and help all teachers improve and contribute to excellence? This report provides brief descriptions of more than 20 school models that extend excellent teachers’ reach by using job redesign, technology, or both.