27 public school teachers from around the state just recently joined the cohort of Massachusetts Teaching Policy Fellows for 2014-2015. These teachers will spend sixteen months interacting with education leaders, taking a course in education policy and advocating for policies to serve students and retain good teachers.
Sixteen of the teachers teach in the Boston Public Schools while six of them teach in other urban districts and five teach in charter schools throughout the state. These teachers were chosen to be part of the cohort due to the great work they do and their commitment to urban education.
The fellowship program is for teachers in the second stage of their careers who want to have a voice in the decisions that affect their profession. The program was launched by Teach Plus in 2009. The previous Massachusetts Fellows designed and launched a teacher-led professional development program and helped to shape how Boston Public Schools measure the quality of schools and their accomplishments.
The mission of Teach Plus is “to improve outcomes for urban children by ensuring that a greater proportion of students have access to effective, experienced teachers.”
Meet the Massachusetts Teaching Policy Fellows 2014-2015 Cohort here
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