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The NEA encourages its members to use Assessment Advisor to rate the assessments they’ve used in their classrooms! 4,000 teachers in 40 states have checked out the site so far. Have you?

Read the NEA Today article.

Survey: Today’s teaching force is less experienced, more open to change
By Jackie Mader
Hechinger Report, October 23, 2012

Teacher-Leader Corps Helps Turn Around Schools
By Stephen Sawchuck
Education Week, April 20, 2011

New Teachers are the New Majority 
By Celine Coggins & Heather Peske
Education Week, January 19, 2011

Lesson Plan in Boston Schools: Don’t Go It Alone
By Mike Winerip
New York Times, August 8, 2010


T3 Initiative


t3 turnaround teams apply nowInterested in becoming a T3 Teacher Leader for the 2014-2015 school year?  Click on one of the city links below to begin an application!

Become a T3 Teacher Leader

Are you an experienced, highly effective teacher in search of your next professional challenge? Are you looking to work in collaboration with a team of like-minded peers to eliminate the achievement gap? Are you interested in leading school reform while continuing to serve students where they need you the most—at the front of their classroom?

As a T3 Teacher Leader, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a team of high-performing, dedicated teachers. You will be trained as a cohort in strategies that have been used by other highly effective teacher teams. You’ll be part of a broader improvement strategy in a school that supports quality teaching and teacher leadership. You’ll be able to take on leadership roles without leaving the classroom. The T3 Initiative offers a path toward mastery in urban teaching and in teacher leadership.


All applicants must have a minimum of three years of teaching experience in a high-poverty or high-needs school, as well as a track record of effective classroom instruction. Throughout the application process, applicants must demonstrate the possession of critical skills and competencies that are required for effective school leadership in under-performing urban schools. 

Partner Districts

T3 is currently partnered with eight chronically low performing schools in Boston, two schools one school in Fall River, Massachusetts, one school in western Massachusetts, and three schools in Washington, D.C. For the 2014-2015 school year, T3 will continue its partnership in Boston and Fall River, and will expand to Holyoke, MA and two additional schools in Washington D.C  T3 is also expanding to three elementary schools in Indianapolis, Indiana.  To learn more about T3's ongoing work in these districts, including a list of current partner schools and local application deadlines, visit the T3 Massachusetts pagethe T3 Washington, D.C. page and the T3 Indianapolis page.  

Application Process

The T3 application process lasts approximately four to six weeks, once we have received your application. The process is designed to be a fair and comprehensive assessment of a teacher’s readiness to be a successful T3 Teacher Leader. 

Step 1 – Written application

The written application asks about your leadership experience and qualifications as well as your use of data in assessing your students.

Step 2 – Teaching Demonstration

The second step of the application process requires a teaching demonstration. Applicants who advance to this stage will submit a video showcasing their instructional practice. 

Step 3 – Interview Day

The third step of the application process is the interview day. Applicants invited to the interview day will participate in a team based activity and an individual interview. 

Part 4 – Principal Interview 

The fourth step of the application process is an in-person, phone, or video interview with a school leader of a current T3 partner school.  

Part 5 – Notification of Selection and Assignment

Upon successful completion of the first four steps of the selection process, applicants will be notified whether they have been selected to become a T3 Teacher Leader! Teachers must receive an offer for a teaching position at a T3 partner district before we finalize your selection as a T3 Teacher Leader. The principals of T3 partner schools will make final hiring decisions.


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Watch the Voices of T3: First Year Teacher 

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Watch the Voices of T3: Principals 

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Watch the Voices of T3: Teacher Leader