District of Columbia Public Schools
Learning Together to Advance Our Practice
We began our partnership with DC Public Schools (DCPS) in 2013 as part of Teacher Leadership Innovation – a teams-based, instruction-focused pilot program that operated in seven schools. The partnership evolved into the “LEarning together to Advance our Practice” (LEAP) initiative that continues in all 115 of the district’s schools.
Through LEAP, DCPS has prioritized elevating instruction across the entire school system, building both the capacity of teachers to lead changes in the quality of teaching that takes place in their school, and the capacity of DCPS to embed and sustain this work in alignment with other initiatives. By the second year of the program, we worked with DCPS to train about 600 teacher, school, and district leaders who will impact over 48,000 students each year.