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ERIC Number: ED540002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Redesigning Schools: Models to Reach Every Student with Excellent Teachers. Model Summaries
Public Impact
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 "and" help all teachers improve and contribute to excellence? Schools can "extend the reach" of the top 25 percent of U.S. teachers to more students. This paper provides brief descriptions of more than 20 school models that extend excellent teachers' reach by using job redesign, technology, or both. By making the right changes, schools can provide all teachers with career advancement opportunities, and promote collaboration, development, and excellence for every professional. Detailed models, including job descriptions and tools for selection and evaluation, are available online at
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Carnegie Corporation of New York
Authoring Institution: Public Impact
Identifiers - Location: United States