U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
On March 15, 2014, at the inaugural Teaching & Learning Conference, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced a new initiative to spur teacher leadership that will be co-convened with the National Board. The initiative, called Teach to Lead, seeks to catalyze fundamental changes in the culture of schools and the culture of teaching so that teachers play a more central role in transforming teaching and learning, and in the development of policies that affect their work.
Following the announcement, Ron Thorpe sent a message to the nearly 5,000 people who attended Teaching & Learning 2014 seeking their input and involvement in Teach to Lead. He wrote: “This initiative will require all hands on deck — or at least all those who believe that for our profession to meet its historic mission we must have real and meaningful ways to unleash the wisdom and talent of teachers in defining what teaching and learning means. In particular, this initiative is about re-imagining a teaching career that is designed for today’s world, not one anchored in an industrial model that no longer works for students or teachers.”
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