TEACHING POLICY FELLOWS
The Teaching Policy Fellowship is a highly selective program for teachers interested in having a voice in decisions that affect their profession.
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TEACH PLUS NETWORK
The Teach Plus Network is a rapidly growing national movement of teachers who want to connect with national and local policy leaders and be a voice for change within the teaching profession.
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T3 INITIATIVE
The T3 Initiative is an innovative program to recruit, develop, and support effective, experienced teachers to serve in our lowest performing schools.
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TOP STORIES

  • LA Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellows have released "Valuing Performance and Honoring Experience: Teacher Solutions for a Post-Vergara Profession," a set of policy recommendations that address the state's statues of tenure, dismissal and layoffs with a set of comprehensive solutions that elevate performance while honoring experience in the profession.  This is the first time that teachers in Los Angeles have publicly put forth solutions to the problems identified by the lawsuit.  Read the press release here.
  • Los Angeles School Report reviews recommendations put forth by the Los Angeles Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellows in their policy brief.  The article quotes several teachers who worked on the brief and comments that "... one group in of teachers in Los Angeles is helping shape what a post-Vergara world could look like." 
  • Massachusetts Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellowship alum Erin Dukeshire defends the Common Core State Standards in an Education Post op-ed.  "The professional expertise of the teacher is still respected as she designs lessons that work for her students, but the standards clarify that students must perform math skills, not just content, to succeed."
  • Massachusetts teacher Suzy Brook writes in her blog about Teach Plus' "Testing the Test: Next Generation Assessments" Boston event: "I was asked by Teach Plus to join a group of teachers who came together in an effort to analyze and give feedback on the next generation of standardized test for students."
  • Teach Plus CEO and Founder Celine Coggins offers insights into her career in an interview with She Gives Boston. She says: "I think doing marathons has been the best preparation for leading an organization that is trying to change the world.  Both take endurance, optimism and clear goals."




 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

Tennessee:
Nashville: October 2: Policy Fellows Application
Memphis: October 8: C2 Facilitator Application 
Washington, D.C.
September 30: C2 Initiative Course Registration 
October 11: Testing the Test Learn More and RSVP! 

Massachusetts
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October 5: C2 Teacher Facilitator Application
Chicago:
October 1: Testing the Test Learn More!