Vision: How VIVA Teachers are Shaping Education Policy


Minnesota teachers met with Governor Mark Dayton about their report on principal evaluations 360 Degree Leadership: Evaluating Minnesota Principals.

Mark Anderson, a NY VIVA teacher, wrote an Op-Ed for the Albany Times Union. Anderson argues that NY’s Teacher Evaluation problems “might have been averted if state leaders had more fully considered the perspective of educators before developing their implementation plans…Changing the cultures of schools requires much more than simple directives on how to evaluate teachers. It requires an understanding of evaluation measures like those we recommended in our VIVA Project report.” Read Mark’s full Op-Ed piece at the Albany Times Union.

3 VIVA Chicago teachers were interviewed by WBEZ. They discussed their recommendations for CPS’ extended school day that were in the report they wrote, “Time, Teachers and Tomorrow’s Schools.” Listen to the interview at WBEZ.

Kori Milroy and David Quanz were asked by CPS to co-author a report on how principals should implement recess into the full school day. Read the CPS press release.

CPS enacted recommendation #31 (unblocking YouTube) from the Chicago report written by Chicago VIVA teachers. Read the full story.

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