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...]

Video Part 1: Paying Teachers More—Within Budget (4:06)


Watch this space for an updated motiongraphic, based on the experiences of the first pilot schools to implement their own Opportunity Cultures, showing the importance of models that let teams led by excellent teachers reach many more students, and let all teachers earn more and learn more—through more school-day time for collaboration and planning, and without forcing class-size increases. Meanwhile, watch videos of teachers and principals discussing implementing an Opportunity … [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...]

Financial Planning Summary

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Pay Teachers More: Financial Planning for Reach Models  Financial Planning Summary  Financial Planning for Elementary Subject Specialization  Financial Planning for Multi-Classroom Leadership  Financial Planning for Time-Technology Swap—Rotation  Financial Planning for Secondary-Level Time-Technology Swap + Multi-Classroom Leadership The financial planning summary provides an overview of the ways that schools and their teachers can simultaneously reach more students with … [Read more...]

Model Summaries

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Redesigning Schools: Models to Reach Every Student With Excellent Teachers Model Summaries [pdf] In the schoolhouse, nothing matters more to students’ learning than their teachers. But only about one of every four U.S. classrooms has an “excellent teacher”—one who produces enough learning progress to close achievement gaps quickly and help all students leap ahead to higher-order learning. What can schools do, now, to reach many more students with excellent teachers year after year … [Read more...]