Hope Street Group Seeking TN Fellows

Hope Street Group is seeking applicants for their Tennessee Teacher Fellows Program.

Here’s a brief description:

State Teachers Fellows serve as local spokespeople for educators’ ideas and perspectives. They have opportunities to broaden their understanding of state reform efforts; learn media skills; and receive continuous support in writing blog posts, op-eds, and letters to the editor. They meet directly with state policymakers to share the views of educators and to present educator-generated solutions. They also participate in statewide and national events for teachers engaged in teacher voice work.

Hope Street Group’s state teacher fellowship program was launched in Kentucky in 2013 and in Hawaii in 2014 in partnership with teacher associations. “KEA applauds Hope Street Group’s self-examination and desire to become even better at helping promote teacher participation in the issues facing public schools today,” said Mary Ann Blankenship, Executive Director of the Kentucky Education Association.

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2 thoughts on “Hope Street Group Seeking TN Fellows

  1. Thank you, Jim, for letting us know who is behind this organization. My first thought upon reading this is that I already belong to a union. My union, MNEA/TEA, is a spokesperson for educators, helps me understand state reforms, enables me to meet with policymakers and participate in national events for teachers. There appear to be no teachers on the board of this group, unlike my union.

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