Inspiring teachers, publishing students
Founded in 2002, The Student Press Initiative (SPI) is part of Teachers College’s Center for the Professional Education of Teachers (CPET). Part professional development, part-artist collaboration and part non-for-profit publisher, SPI’s mission is to revolutionize education by advancing teacher leadership in reading and writing instruction.
We work in partnership with teachers and school communities to share ideas for how to better plan and produce all-inclusive learning experiences that culminate with students “going public” with their learning.
Drawing on a wealth of research, resources, and talent from Teachers College, our consultants help teachers build and facilitate units that provide opportunities to address audiences outside of the classroom and link content-area reading and writing skill development with the excitement of real-world learning. Through publication, we raise the bar for what, how, and why students write.
What we do:
Since 2002, SPI has: