The Growth of Teacher-Powered Schools

Over the last two decades, more than 150 schools in at least 20 states have adopted a “teacher-powered” model, offering educators greater autonomy and influence in areas including curriculum, budgeting and personnel.

In a special episode, we look at the research behind teacher-powered schools, their potential impacts on teachers and student outcomes, and speak with a principal and former superintendent about what the model looks like in action.

Guests include Richard Ingersoll, renowned education researcher and professor at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education; Sara Kemper, research associate with Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement at the University of Minnesota; Jeff Austin, principal of Social Justice Humanitas Academy in California; and Charles Kyte, former executive director of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators and a former school superintendent in Minnesota.