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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


Indianapolis Fellows

The Teaching Policy Fellowship

The Teaching Policy Fellowship is a highly selective program for teachers who have completed 2-10 years of teaching (i.e., currently in their 3rd – 11th year of teaching) interested in having a voice in decisions that affect their profession.  During a cohort experience that spans one and a half academic years (February 2013 to May 2014), Fellows meet in monthly sessions that offer:

  • Personal interaction with key education leaders;
  • A challenging course of study in education policy, research, and best practices from across the nation;
  • The opportunity to advocate for policies that will better serve students and retain excellent teachers; and
  • A $2,400 stipend for their commitment. 
To learn more about the Fellowship and the impact Fellows have made, visit our Program and Impact page.

“I was looking for an effective way to be an advocate for teachers and that is what I found. In addition, I was encouraged to participate in leadership opportunities that I probably would not have been exposed to on my own. Networking with other teachers that are like-minded and willing to work towards changes or innovations in policy is one of the strengths of the organization. The most unexpected benefit was receiving encouragement and guidance to seek opportunities that can forever change my career.”
–2010 Teaching Policy Fellow


Who We Look For

We seek current classroom teachers (of all subjects, including but not limited to foreign languages, fine arts, P.E., and special education) who have completed 2-10 years of teaching (i.e., currently in their 3rd – 11th year of teaching) from Indianapolis district and charter schools that serve at least 50% free and reduce price lunch students. We look for teachers who demonstrate evidence of:

  • Commitment to working with urban students and schools
  • A track record success teaching students in urban schools
  • Leadership potential
  • Awareness of and/or desire to learn and impact education policy issues related to the teaching profession
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Strong communication skills


Learn More

To find out more about the Fellowship:


Apply or Nominate a Teacher

Applications are closed for the 2013 Indianapolis cohort.  If you have any questions, please contact John Marshall, Indianapolis Executive Director, at

The application process includes a written application and, for applicants who advance past the first round, personal interviews.  The interviews will happen between October 25th and 28th; to the extent possible, please keep your calendar clear for those days.  Finalists are chosen by Teach Plus staff and reviewed by a panel of local education leaders.



If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact John Marshall, Indianapolis Executive Director, at or Christine Guan, Program Coordinator, at