Developing Education Talent: A Citywide Approach

In May 2011, the National Charter School Resource Center and the U.S. Department of Education hosted a full-day conference to explore emerging city-based movements that embrace high-quality charter schools as an integral component of their reform strategies. To continue the discussions from that day, Public Impact authored a series of white papers that take a deeper look into three of the topics raised at the conference—city-based funding strategies, building a robust pipeline of talented teachers and leaders, and innovation in incubating new charter schools. In this white paper, Public Impact explores how New Orleans and Indianapolis are developing robust talent pipelines to expand the supply of effective charter school teachers and leaders in their cities.