4 Ways to Enhance Your Equity Strategy

Leading Educators’ CEO Chong-Hao Fu joined Education Talk Radio to talk about ways districts can build on teachers’ strengths to accelerate equity in schools. We pulled out some of the can’t miss moments from the conversation. Strong curricula grants access to critical knowledge. “This is about access to college preparatory rigorous work and access is … Continued

Curriculum (and much more) matters

There’s a lot of talk about the importance of adopting high-quality instructional materials so teachers have the resources to bring powerful learning to life.  But the latest research and our own experience shows that only adopting new materials is not enough to make a reliable difference in how much students learn.  So what’s the answer? … Continued

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

SuLyn Weaver is a math educator of 19 years with Kentwood Public Schools in Greater Grand Rapids, where she also serves as a teacher leader. She is active on Twitter at @eunmi220.   This summer, my family didn’t take any big vacations or go to the beach. We did spend some time in the sun, … Continued

Leading Peers Through Change

Michelle Morrow is the Instructional Specialist at North Godwin Elementary School in Grand Rapids, MI and part of the 2017 Leading Educators Grand Rapids cohort.  This past July, Michelle spoke with us about her vision for school transformation after attending the 2017 Leading Educators Institute (LEI).  We checked in with Michelle to hear about her … Continued

Coaching Teachers through Equity in Louisiana

Kelsey McLachlan is an Instructional Leadership Coach for Leading Educators’ Louisiana program.  Kelsey began her career as teacher in Chicago Public Schools where she taught for six years.  She also led teacher leadership development at Teach for America Greater New Orleans and was the Founding Assistant Principal at KIPP Leadership Primary.  Kelsey spoke with us … Continued

Take Action to Protect Dreamers

Like many of our peers in education (Chiefs for Change, Houston ISD, Boston Public Schools, Oklahoma City Public Schools), at least five former U.S. Secretaries of Education, and millions of Americans, we were stunned by the Trump administration’s decision this week to eliminate protections for 800,000 DREAMers. As a nationally-focused organization that works in a … Continued

Owning the Work of Dismantling Racism

Dear Friends of Leading Educators: Like you, I’ve been taking some time to process the heinous acts of white supremacist terrorism in Charlottesville earlier this month. While news cycles plow forward, my thoughts are still with the people of that city and with everyone feeling the ongoing pain inflicted by persistent systems and acts of … Continued

Adjusting to Leadership

  A Conversation with Teacher Leader Leah Logan School: Sylvanie Williams College Prep Hometown: Mobile, Alabama What made you want to become a teacher? I had some really inspiring teachers in high school. I was in the International Baccalaureate program at my high school, and I had some really amazing English and History teachers that inspired … Continued

Chat with Instructional Specialist Michelle Morrow

Michelle Morrow is the Instructional Specialist at North Godwin Elementary School in Grand Rapids, MI and part of the 2017 Leading Educators Grand Rapids cohort.  She attended the Leading Educators Institute (LEI) with her team in June.  Michelle spoke with us about her biggest takeaways from the week of learning and her vision for school … Continued

Reigniting My Practice

Kelly Compher is a teacher leader at North Godwin Elementary School in Grand Rapids, MI and a member of the 2017 Leading Educators Grand Rapids cohort.   This past June, I had an incredible learning experience at the third annual Leading Educators Institute (LEI) with my team from North Godwin Elementary School in Grand Rapids, … Continued