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Teaching Policy Fellowship

The Teaching Policy Fellowship is a highly selective, rigorous program for teachers who want to deepen their knowledge in education policy and have a voice in the decisions that affect their students and the profession. The program offers excellent teachers the opportunity to expand their influence without leaving the classroom.  During the program, the Fellows receive extensive training on topics such as policy, advocacy, and storytelling. The Fellows engage directly with key education stakeholders and policy makers, shaping and advocating for policies that meet the needs of their students.

We offer Fellowships in California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Mexico. In our local-level Fellowships in Chicago, Greater Boston, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles, we work with exceptional teachers to train and empower them to lead on policy and advocacy around key district-level issues. In our state Fellowships in California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, and New Mexico, Fellows focus on state-wide issues such as the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Recruit and Select
 
  • We recruit and select expert teachers committed to advancing policy and practice solutions
Train and Coach
 
  • We train and coach teacher leaders to successfully lead and mobilize their peers
Empower and Connect
 
  • We empower and connect teacher leaders to be change agents, whether they lead a team of their peers or a conversation with policy decision-makers