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Special Report

Developing Teacher Leaders

October 17, 2012
This exclusive online-only story package explores the growing interest in the issue of teacher leadership, highlighting programs and initiatives designed to help teachers advance in their careers and exert more influence in schools.
  • Ed-Tech Policy CTQ Collaboratory Three Mistakes Teacher Leaders Can Avoid This Year
    Having headed a districtwide technology initiative for the last five years, an Alabama teacher reflects on past leadership missteps and how she’s since corrected them.
    Jennifer L. Barnett, August 6, 2013
    4 min read
    TAP master teacher Vicki Cabra, right, speaks to teachers during a "cluster meeting" at North Desoto Middle School in Stonewall, La., on Oct. 4.
    TAP master teacher Vicki Cabra, right, speaks to teachers during a "cluster meeting" at North Desoto Middle School in Stonewall, La., on Oct. 4.
    Val Horvath Davidson for Education Week
    Professional Development Career-Ladder Program Centers on Teaching Rubric, Targeted Support
    A Louisiana school is having success with a professional-development system that helps teachers grow, including financially, in their careers.
    Liana Loewus, October 17, 2012
    11 min read
    Professional Development National Board Seeks to Boost Its Impact on Teaching Profession
    At a time of competing pressures around teacher evaluation and career development, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is retooling itself in an effort to increase its influence in the field.
    Anthony Rebora, October 17, 2012
    6 min read
    Teacher Ariel Sacks
    Teacher Ariel Sacks outside her school in Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Emile Wamsteker for Education Week-File
    Professional Development Opinion Beyond Tokenism: Toward the Next Stage of Teacher Leadership
    The concept of teacher leadership is in a perilous transition phase, where the right structures or mind-sets aren't always in place to support the roles educators expect, writes teacher Ariel Sacks.
    Ariel Sacks, October 17, 2012
    11 min read
    Professional Development Teacher-Advancement Plan Percolates in Iowa
    As part of a far-reaching effort to create a statewide teacher-advancement model, the Iowa Department of Education released an extensive proposal to create new career paths and differentiated compensation for educators.
    Francesca Duffy, October 17, 2012
    3 min read
    Rebecca Mieliwocki, the 2012 National Teacher of the Year, receives congratulations from President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony in April 2012.
    Rebecca Mieliwocki, the 2012 National Teacher of the Year, receives congratulations from President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony in April 2012.
    Charles Dharapak/AP
    School & District Management Q&A National Teacher of the Year: Give Us a Career Path
    In a Q&A with Teacher, Rebecca Mieliwocki, the 2012 National Teacher of the Year, discusses the role of teacher leaders and outlines her vision for advancing the profession.
    Liana Loewus, October 17, 2012
    11 min read
    Professional Development Teacher-Leadership Degree Programs Aim to Fill Career Gaps
    Degree programs in teacher leadership have emerged in recent years in response to an increasing number of teachers who are looking to advance in their careers without leaving the classroom.
    Anthony Rebora, October 17, 2012
    6 min read