Transforming labor relations at the San Francisco Symphony [Article]


This article summarizes what the authors learned from their work with the San Francisco Symphony during a transformative period. For two years, with support from the William and Flora Hewlett …Continue reading

Teaching, learning, leading: Creating conditions where teachers stay, students thrive [Survey]


In March 2008, over 40,000 Massachusetts educators—teachers and administrators—responded to the Teaching, Learning and Leading Survey (TeLLS) that assessed whether positive teaching and learning conditions are present in schools across …Continue reading

Bargaining over how to bargain in labor-management negotiations [Article]


A close look at the interest-based experiments in labor relations reveals that adversarial institutional patterns have often been rejected in favor of more collaborative, problem-solving techniques without a full appreciation …Continue reading

Transforming the teaching profession: A joint statement

Improving student learning and educational equity require strong, consistent, and sustained collaboration among parents, teachers, school boards, superintendents and administrators, business leaders, and the community. And such improvements require that …Continue reading

Taking the Lead: Teaching profession back in teachers’ hands through PAR [Article]


This article explores one high-leverage policy that administrators could implement to attract teachers who are qualified, support and guide them to develop into teachers with high-quality performance, and retain them …Continue reading