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Priorities for Schools & Districts

What You Can Do
Engage in these actions and practices to support great teaching and learning in your community.

Top Priorities for Schools & Districts

  1. Develop and implement (in collaboration with teacher unions and community) an induction program including at least two years of support with a trained mentor.

  2. Develop and implement (in collaboration with teacher union) professional growth structures for all teachers that provide individual autonomy; peer collaboration for establishing building and district goals for professional development; experiences to foster deeper understanding of culture, race, and culturally responsive teaching; and peer coaching over extended periods of time for application of all new knowledge and skills.

  3. Develop and implement (in collaboration with teacher union) a practitioner-led system of peer assistance and peer review.

  4. Develop and implement (in collaboration with teacher union) structures that promote teacher leadership and a culture of collaboration.

More Ways Schools & Districts can support...

Teacher Leaders

Collaboratively bargain for and institute positions for teacher leadership that continue to provide teaching connection through hybrid assignments or defined periods of full-time release from classroom teaching.

Bargain for better compensation and working conditions for teacher leaders in positions with special expertise or extended responsibilities. Recommended collaborators: NEA and Affiliates

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Priorities for Partners & Communities

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Priorities for TPPs

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National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.