Seizing Opportunity at the Top II

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State Policies to Reach Every Student With Excellent Teachers Brief [pdf] | Checklist [pdf] To ensure that every student has access to excellent teaching consistently, states and districts must help excellent teachers extend their reach to far more students, directly and by leading teaching teams, and earn far more, within budget. How can states craft the policies to support this?   Public Impact explains how in this checklist and brief. These update our earlier … [Read more...]

Projected Statewide Impact of “Opportunity Culture” School Models

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Policy Brief Download Policy Brief [pdf] This brief estimates the impact of a statewide implementation of Opportunity Culture models, using North Carolina as an example. Impacts estimated include student learning outcomes, gross state product, teacher pay, and other career characteristics, and state income tax revenue. Estimates indicate the potential for a statewide transition to Opportunity Culture models to provide a brighter future for students, teachers, and the state’s … [Read more...]

An Opportunity Culture for All

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Making Teaching a Highly Paid, High-Impact Profession Download Full Report[pdf] Download Summary [pdf] In this brief, Public Impact Co-Directors Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan C. Hassel update their vision of an Opportunity Culture. The brief explains how extending the reach of great teachers can start a virtuous cycle of excellence and higher pay for all teachers.     … [Read more...]

Infographic: Extending the Reach of Excellent Teachers


Why does every child need consistent access to excellent teachers, and how can we, today, extend the reach of the excellent teachers our nation already has? Public Impact teamed up with designers at Column Five to develop this infographic with the answers. It illustrates four ways school can use job redesign and technology to put excellent teachers in charge of every student’s learning. It also highlights the role of extending these teachers’ reach in building an “Opportunity Culture” … [Read more...]

Opportunity at the Top


How America's Best Teachers Could Close the Gaps, Raise the Bar, and Keep Our Nation Great Executive Summary [pdf] | Full Report [pdf] | Two-Page Brief [pdf] Our nation is squandering one of its most important resources—our best teachers—and children are paying the price. We asked a simple question: "Will our nation’s bold efforts to recruit more top teachers and remove the least effective teachers put a great teacher in every classroom?” We ran the numbers and discovered a … [Read more...]

3X for All


Extending the Reach of Education's Best Full Report [pdf] Instead of just trying to recruit more great teachers, what if we could reach dramatically more children with the great teachers we already have? This report explores ways we could redesign teachers’ roles and use technology to give millions more students access to the best teachers. Written with support from The Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation. Teacher effectiveness has the largest impact of school effects … [Read more...]