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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Mission Driven Culture and Practices

    Mar 22, 2021 - Teacher in Providence, RI
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Strong culture of feedback and professional development

    Cons

    Work Life balance challenges and long hours

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    It REALLY depends on who your school leader is…

    Nov 4, 2021 - Operations 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    *the network is inclusive and warm *strong professional development *smart network ops team *collaborative environment *good pay

    Cons

    If you are considering a position at a school, make sure you have a very clear understanding of who the school leader is and their track record with their staff (particularly the Ops team… how they are treated by their principal says a lot about the culture there). Here are a few highlights. *My principal is often very unkind to me, LT and the Ops staff. When reported, it fell on deaf ears. *My principal has favorites (staff members) and would treat them differently. *My principal would send LT to do their dirty work and would get involved only to deliver good news. *My principal was known for being difficult to work with and often made staff members cry if they made a trivial mistake. *No one at the network checks this particular principal’s behavior which has allowed a pretty toxic culture to fester at this particular school.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  3. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Listen to the other reviews

    Aug 5, 2021 - Teacher in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Good pay - Good Professional Development

    Cons

    - Overworked - Poor communication - Toxic work environment

    1 person found this review helpful
  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Place to Grow

    May 16, 2021 - Teacher 
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    Pros

    AF has a great career path plan. They offer lots of professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    Very structured curriculum with little space for creativity.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Depends on the Leadership

    Apr 13, 2021 - Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in Providence, RI
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Progressive, staff works hard for kids and families, plenty of coaching and professional development for teachers.

    Cons

    Limited advancement and little appreciation for operations staff, employees have to go along with whatever "great new idea" leadership comes up with, however invasive (full-staff therapy sessions) sometimes you forget you're working at a school as employees are always looking to climb the professional ladder, network is out of touch and sets arbitrary "goals" for staff to achieve.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Difficult work life balance, high standards of teaching

    Mar 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Professional development Scholars are always first priority.

    Cons

    Work hard with planning and meeting the high bar of quality teaching

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    1st Grade Teacher

    Apr 1, 2021 - Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
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    Pros

    You will get a lot of professional development

    Cons

    Very long hours and not a sustainable job/ career

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  8. 5.0
    Current Intern, less than 1 year

    A charter network that truly puts students interest first and pushes for equity within the community!

    Mar 16, 2021 - Teacher In Residence in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Professional Development - Student Centered - Equitable - Leadership committed to growth

    Cons

    As an ELA teacher, I would love to see more direct teaching on writing and typing skills.

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    A decent Company

    Mar 12, 2021 - Principal Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits, professional development, learn lots of new skills. Opportunity for career growth.

    Cons

    Heavy work load, long hours.

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Professional Development/Really Care for Kids

    Mar 9, 2021 - Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Partnership with Relay Graduate School allows you to earn Master’s degree almost free. The children are there to learn. Staff development is phenomenal. There are Professional Development days, summer trainings, and extensive weekly coaching. A majority of teachers/staff were truly there for the kids.

    Cons

    Friendships can sometimes interfere with leadership decisions. Curriculum feels outdated at times. Though they were changing that when I left. Classroom management expectations were unrealistic for our kids and some staff members abused the behavior system we had in place. Lack of support/services provided for SPED students which was disappointing as a teacher who taught students with learning disabilities.

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