Redesigning Schools: Financial Planning for Secondary-Level Time-Technology Swap and Multi-Classroom Leadership

This brief—written and published by Public Impact—analyzes two secondary-level, blended learning models developed under their Opportunity Culture initiative: the “Time-Technology Swap” school model, and the “Time-Technology Swap” model in combination with the Multi-Classroom Leadership model. Public Impact calculated the savings and costs of these models to demonstrate how schools could increase teachers’ pay without increasing class sizes and or exceeding their budgets. By teaching more students and achieving excellence in teams, teachers can earn more from existing per-pupil funding, even when taking into account new costs for technology and paraprofessional support. Although the specific pay increases and savings for individual schools will depend on local factors, this brief provides a starting point for districts, schools, and teachers to develop their own projections.
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