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Igniting growth in high school literacy

Detroit Public Schools Community District, which serves more than 49,000 students, began a partnership in July 2019 to build on its master teacher initiative. The program supports English language arts teachers at more than 20 high schools to implement a new high-quality curriculum.

Leading Educators and DPSCD are working to expand district-level capacity for continuous improvement, expand shared leadership that allows master educators to mentor peer teachers, and implement weekly professional learning opportunities for ELA teachers. Master teachers receive additional supports including professional development workshops, opportunities to analyze data and prepare for facilitation, and instructional leadership coaching.

During the spring of 2020, Leading Educators is also supporting DPSCD with creating distance learning resources for high school literacy in light of the COVID-19 crisis.