Recently, there has been a lot of education policy talk about teacher leadership. More action has also been taking place—both in the form of fellowships with nonprofits and via more traditional career ladders in districts in cities like Washington, D.C., Denver, and Charlotte. However, in many cases, the concept of teacher leadership continues to be narrowly defined, and often by anyone but teachers themselves.
Across the country, a growing number of educators are transforming student learning and the teaching profession through teacher-powered schools. More than 270 of these educators gathered in Los Angeles for the 2017 Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference.