Hope this is the right place... WordPress newbie here.
I am moving an existing web site for a school and considering WordPress. One of the capabilities we need is for non-techie teachers to be able to add content to the site by having their own classroom pages. For example, right now classroom pages aren't hosted on our site at all; the teachers all have Google Apps accounts and use Google Sites to build a site, and we just link to it. Effective, but kinda ugly.
I'm trying to figure out how, in WordPress, we can let teachers each publish content (have a blog if they want, create pages in a hierarchy, etc.) but keep the site theme consistent AND eliminate risk that changes made by a teacher can mess up the main site, as well as simplifying things for teachers by hiding all the main site gobbledygook.
Multisite seems like a good way to put each classroom page in a "sandbox", yet administer the overall "look and feel" centrally.
Am I on the right track, or are there other ways of accomplishing this task in WordPress that I'm not aware of as a WP newbie?
Thanks for your advice!