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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



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The Teaching Policy Fellowship engages early-career teachers in work on issues related to the future of the teaching profession. The program is rigorous and selective,  admitting only 25-30 teachers each cycle. Teaching Policy Fellows are current classroom teachers who meet monthly to interact directly with education policy leaders and research experts; analyze education reform initiatives; study innovative practices; and advocate for reforms that would retain them in the profession. Fellows gain knowledge of education policy and then use that knowledge, along with their unique perspective as classroom teachers, to formulate ideas with peers. The work will result in a series of policy briefs, events, and speaking appearances that articulate the voice of early-career teachers on the future of the profession.

  • Fellowship for 25-30 outstanding early career teachers spanning one and a half academic years

  • Monthly four-hour sessions with expert speakers, coursework, and working groups

  • Address the question: What policies would retain you in the profession?

  • $2,400 stipend over 16 months

  • To find out where applications are currently being accepted, visit our National Teaching Policy Fellows application infomation page.


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The T3 Initiative is an innovative program to recruit, develop, and support effective, experienced teachers to serve in our lowest performing schools. This program was designed by teachers to address the problem of inequitable access to effective teachers in the highest need schools.

The T3 Initiative:

  • creates cohorts of highly effective and experienced teachers

  • supports them in becoming turnaround specialists with the help of an embedded T3 coach

  • places them in teams in the schools in which they are most needed

The T3 Initiative is among the first efforts nationally to address this notable deficiency in the design of school turnaround. Nationally, there is currently an intense focus on chronically low-performing schools. These schools are the focus of intensive support and innovative strategies to enable them to significantly raise student outcomes. T3 teacher leaders play a central role in helping to transform these schools, having been chosen for their effectiveness with urban students and trained in a cohort for the challenge of a turnaround environment.  Learn more about applying to be a T3 teacher leader.

Applications for T3 teacher leader positions are now open! T3 is currently accepting applications for middle school Special Ed and Social Studies positions in D.C. and K-8 positions (including Special Ed) in Boston.  Start your application today! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but interview spots are limited, so submit your application as soon as possible!


*T3 is working to launch a partnership with Washington, D.C. and expansion is pending final approval. All listed partner schools are tentative until further notice.