about PROSE


The Progressive Redesign Opportunity Schools for Excellence (PROSE) program was established as part of the new contract between the UFT, CSA and the DOE. The PROSE program enables schools who have a demonstrated record of effective school leadership, collaboration, and trust to implement innovative practices outside of existing rules. Administrators and teachers in 154 PROSE schools collaboratively engage in school improvement efforts guided by the Framework for Great Schools and leverage granted flexibilities in the UFT and/or CSA contracts, as well as Chancellor's and/or state regulations in order to increase student achievement. The PROSE overview documents below provide more information regarding implementation. In addition, there are 50 PROSE Pathways schools. PROSE Pathways provides an avenue for schools who are not yet PROSE to learn from current PROSE schools in the areas of Models of Inter-Visitation, Increased Diversity, Distributed Leadership, Extended Learning Time and Flexible Class Sizes. These schools have an opportunity to benefit from trainings and supports provided by the panel as well as internal/external partners. Through this extended partnership, participants of PROSE Pathways have the advantage of creating robust applications that support "replication" of the their areas of interest. Apply now, to become a PROSE Pathways school. To contact the DOE, CSA or UFT PROSE teams with further questions, please email PROSE@schools.nyc.gov or PROSE@uft.org, respectively.

Ultimately, we hope to improve teacher practice and student learning outcomes across the PROSE community and the system by supporting schools that have a history of collaborative engagement and practices in support of instructional improvement in identifying and implementing innovative changes; developing a culture of reflection and continuous improvement at all levels of the system; and creating structures that allow for the sharing of lessons learned and promising practices across the system.

PROSE overview documents


PROSE Presentation

PROSE FAQs