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Leading Educators in Education Week

It’s Time to Rethink the ‘One Teacher, One Classroom’ Model

How to build a happier and more effective teaching force
July 20, 2022 | Education Week

A new opinion piece in Education Week makes the case for sector-wide efforts to improve the profession of teaching, featuring work by a new coalition that includes Leading Educators, Teach Plus, Public Impact, Education Resource Strategies, and The Next Education Workforce at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

“To identify policies that enable such innovation, a group of five organizations that help schools strategically organize staff created the Coalition to Improve the Teaching Profession last year with support from the Joyce Foundation.”

Irene Chen and Stephanie Bonchero argue:

“This moment of reckoning calls for bold, outside-the-box solutions to support our nation’s educators and students. We must leverage the untapped human capacity that exists in our school buildings and surrounding communities to position schools for long-term success and empower and retain teachers. We need an alliance of district leaders, funders, and policymakers to support new and innovative staffing solutions and we need to make the policy reforms necessary to help them spread. Only then can we reimagine our long-held notions of the teaching profession.”

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