Raise Your Hand: Mapping the Field of Progressive Educators and Schools

raising handsThe Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) invites schools and organizations engaged in building student-centered, democratic classrooms to “raise their hands” and be listed in our national network map and directory of affiliates. Now is the time to demonstrate that schools and organizations across the country are showing results through personalized, equitable, and academically vibrant teaching and learning.

CES affiliation for 2016-2017 is now open. It costs nothing to become a CES affiliate as a school or non-profit organization and your participation will help build a strong national portrait of participatory learning and give you access to a network of peers.

→ Click here to join CES as a school!

→ Click here to join CES as an organization!

→ I’m just one person. How do I join? Click here to learn more about individual affiliation.

Joining CES is free and enables you to:

  • Connect with other educators and supporters
  • Be listed on our national map of progressive schools and organizations
  • Create a school/organization profile to advance networking
  • Take advantage of priority registration at Fall Forum, our December 2016 national gathering of progressive educators
  • Share job announcements and events on the CES site, social media, twice-monthly email newsletter
  • Interact with other CES schools and organizations to receive help, resources, and support
  • Receive a free Coalition of Essential Schools: Common Principles poster

We have affiliates in two categories:

Schools: Schools in our network are guided by the concepts of the Common Principles such as: putting students at the center, assess student performance authentically, offering multidisciplinary curriculum, governing democratically, emphasizing inquiry, committing to equity, ensuring that school community members know each other well, and employing pedagogies that support students to become lifelong learners. Is this your school? Click here to list your school on the national map of personalized, inquiry-based schools.

Organizations: Organizations affiliated with our network are non-profit or academic institutions that support the principles of progressive education and deeper learning. These range from community organizations working with youth to academic centers that train new teachers. Click here to put your organization on the national map of progressive non-profits.

Our network also includes independent CES Centers which provide technical assistance to schools that have embraced the Common Principles. Email us if you want to know more about this network of support centers.