- Monday morning brought a huge surprise and great news to Memphis Teaching Policy Fellow Josalyn Tresvant McGhee, who was named one of four winners of TNTP's Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice. In response to her students' exclamations at learning that their teacher had won a $25,000 prize, Josalyn told them, "I'm rich because I get to come here and teach you every day."
- Boston Teaching Policy Fellow alum Andrew Vega was one of nine finalists for the Fishman Prize, while L.A. Teaching Policy Fellow Keith Dell'Aquila and Network member Angela Campbell were both named semi-finalists. Congratulations to all!
- Boston Teaching Policy Fellow alum Jenn DiSarcina kicks off Making the Grade, a new series on the Teach Plus Huffington Post blog that charts the progress of evaluation roll-out and offers recommendations for making evaluations work for everyone. Find out how Jenn thinks districts can facilitate meaningful evaluation.
- Don't miss this powerful piece on the Huffington Post by L.A. Teaching Policy Fellow Abra Sussman, who writes about why we need to move past the image of great teachers as "lonely saviors," and focus on building strong teams.
Teach Plus Kipp Houston Summer Policy Bootcamp. More information and FAQs.
The NEA and Teach Plus Policy Fellowship
program is now accepting applications with a deadline of June 17, 2013. Learn more:
In Greater Boston, Washington, D.C. & Memphis: Teacher Leader positions with the T3 Initiative! Are you an effective, experienced teacher who wants to expand your impact without leaving the classroom? Learn more about T3 today.
In L.A.: If you're already implementing the Common Core in your classroom, apply now to present at Launch L.A.: Common Core, a teacher-led conference this August. Presenters are eligible to win a trip to Boston to present at a another conference there in the fall, so don't miss this opportunity! Learn more and apply.
In Boston: The candidates for Boston mayor offer different approaches for the future of education in the city. Come hear from them directly at this mayoral forum. Learn more and RSVP.