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Teaching Policy Fellowship

The Teaching Policy Fellowship is a highly selective program for teachers who want to have a voice in decisions that affect their profession. The program spans two school years and offers excellent teachers the opportunity to expand their influence without leaving the classroom. The teachers who take part in the Fellowship have the knowledge and skills to lead their colleagues and to advocate for changes that improve student outcomes across the education system.



  • We recruit 25-30 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
  • Fewer than 25 percent of applicants are selected


  • We train Fellows with expert-led modules on topics such as advocacy and storytelling for impact, and through direct engagement with key stakeholders 
  • Fellows develop and advocate for improvements in education policy throughout the program


  • 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