Detroit to open Michigan's first teacher-led school

07/8/2010 | Detroit Free Press

All decisions affecting students, educators and the school will be made by teachers beginning this fall at Detroit's Barbara Jordan Elementary School, set to become the first teacher-led school in the state. Many veteran teachers are eager to teach at the K-4 school -- which is modeled after teacher-led schools in other cities -- with some educators offering to forgo tenure in exchange for a position. The school will feature an extended instructional day and school year, and it will only be open to students whose parents agree to participate.

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