Teachers get a Voice in Evaluation System Design

At Hope Street Group, educators work together to develop recommendations for policymakers that will be used to improve teacher evaluation systems. Hope Street has partnered with leaders at state Departments of Education across the country and connected them with teachers in their states to develop evaluation measures and determine feasible and fair accountability standards.

As the organization seeks to press forward in these collaboration efforts, it has announced a new opportunity for current classroom teachers and coaches–the Hope Street Group Teacher Fellowship Program. This 14-month Fellowship provides an opportunity for 10-12 outstanding classroom teachers from across the country to spend approximately 15 hours per month influencing the dialogue on local reforms and connecting with leading national policymakers. Fellows will receive a stipend for their time, along with training and supports to help them learn more about key issues and research, build their advocacy skills, and learn to speak effectively with the media.

If you are interested in becoming a Hope Street Group Teacher Fellow, or know someone who would be a good fit for this program, please visit their website, http://www.hopestreetgroup.org/docs/DOC-2776 for an overview of the program and application instructions. Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2011.  For further questions about this opportunity, contact Wendy Uptain at wendy@hopestreetgroup.org.