Over the last decade and a half, Poland has seen dramatic gains in educational outcomes, as a result of a series of reforms that transformed the nation’s education system. In May 2015, Teach For All CEOs and staff representing 18 countries came together at the European System Change Conference in Warsaw to learn from the Polish education experts who shepherded their country through this significant turnaround.
On May 5, Teach For All was invited to present the network’s innovative approach to attracting diverse and talented graduates and professionals into teaching and developing them into life-long leaders for educational opportunity at the EU Meeting of the Directors General of Schools in Riga, Latvia.
In celebration of Global Action Week, we’re excited to announce that Teach For All has joined the international education community in promoting a petition launched by our colleagues at A World At School that calls on
Teach For All network partners share the longterm goal of developing leaders who will positively impact their countries’ classrooms, schools, and, ultimately, education systems. To inform this work, we look to the world’s highest performing systems to understand what drives their success.
“When PEMs (Profesionales de Enseña por México) go to their communities, they need to understand the context—the strengths, and the areas of opportunity—and achieve an impact in the areas where it is most needed.”
"You need to lead the community, and you need to follow the community."
Drawing from her experience as Chancellor of DC Public Schools (“the best job in the world”), Teach For America alumna Kaya Henderson reflected on the benefits and challenges of leading change from inside the education system in a keynote address at the Teach For All Global System Change Conference in Santiago, Chile on April 4.
"What can we do classroom by classroom, school by school, to prove that every child from every community can succeed in school and succeed in life as well as any child in any other community?"