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A Teacher's Take on
Civic Education
In latest entry on Teach Plus’ Huffington Post Blog, Teaching Policy Fellow Susan Volbrecht reflects on the anniversary of the Newtown shootings and the death of Nelson Mandela. Volbrecht shares the insights of her students and urges her peers to work towards establishing a school culture through building community and educating global citizens. Read the full post here.

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Teach Plus Chicago’s office is now located at the following address: 205 West Randolph Street, Suite 2010, Chicago, Illinois 60606. Please feel free to contact Chicago’s Network Coordinator Lambrina Kless to learn more about our efforts to elevate teacher voice in Chicago and check out our new office space.

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File: NetworkLogo.png The Teach Plus Network is a rapidly growing national movement of teachers who want to: connect with highly motivated peers and national and local policy leaders, learn about innovative policies to empower effective teachers, and be a voice for change within the teaching profession.  The Teach Plus Network began in Chicago in the spring of 2010 and has engaged over 200 teachers since then.  Past guest speakers have included: Dr. Timothy Knowles, Director of the Urban Education Institute at the University of Chicago; Tim Daly, President of the New Teacher Project; Dr. Christopher Koch, State Superintendent of Illinois; and Audrey Soglin, Executive Director of the Illinois Education Association.  Read more about past events here.
File: teachingpolicyfellowslogo.png This highly selective program is for teachers who are interested in learning how to advocate for policies that will better serve students and retain excellent teachers. Our first cohort of Teach Plus Policy Fellows is currently engaged in supporting the Teaching for Learning Framework for Chicago Public Schools, participating in national forums such as NBC’s Education Nation, and in advocating for teacher quality policy reforms they think would modernize the teaching profession. The Chicago Teaching Policy Fellows 2010-2012 cohort is made up of twenty top teacher leaders from urban schools in the Chicago Public Schools as well as seven area charter schools.  Read their bios here.