Beyond Classroom Walls: Developing Innovative Work Roles for Teachers

The job of “teacher” in most schools today remains centered on full-time classroom responsibilities that are defined by the location, timing, and schedule of the school day and a one-teacher-per-classroom model. But particularly in today’s budget climate, interest in quality-focused job redesigns is increasing among forward-thinking state, district, and charter school leaders. This report, prepared by Public Impact for the Center for American Progress, profiles two organizations—the Rocketship Education network of charter schools and the Fairfax County, Virginia, school district. These organizations have redesigned the job of teacher to provide new types of leadership opportunities and let great teachers reach more students. 
Public Impact & Center for American Progress