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Teaching Policy Fellowship

The Teaching Policy Fellowship is a highly selective program for teachers interested in having a voice in decisions that affect their profession. The program spans two school years and offers excellent teachers an opportunity to expand their influence without leaving the classroom.

Each Fellowship operates in an urban area and builds its work around issues that are timely and relevant to the local community, city and state. At each site and with each cohort, Fellows’ voices and leadership have created impact on the ground for high-need students. 



  • We recruit highly-effective teachers for the Fellowship at each site 


  • We select Fellows through a rigorous process that includes a written application, interview, and group activity


  • Monthly meetings with key local and national decision makers
  • Support in developing and implementing advocacy ideas and plans with colleagues


  • Fellows influence local, state, and national policy through their policy briefs, legislative testimony, op-eds, and petition initiatives
  • Fellows advance ideas with decision-makers and mobilize large groups of teachers to bring about change