America Achieves, a new nonprofit formerly called Education Champions for All, is looking for a few great teachers to be America Achieves’ Education Champions Fellows. The fellowship is an opportunity for great teachers—like VIVA Teachers—to advise top education policy makers at semi-annual events.
The fellowship is open to 80 teachers and 20 principals. The next conference will be in New York City in September during NBC’s Education Nation. Fellows receive a stipend and travel and lodging expenses and be provided with unique opportunities to advise top education leaders at semi-annual conferences; work with other excellent educators to help find solutions to some of the education system’s greatest challenges; and develop their own content knowledge on pressing policy issues.
Apply at apply.americaachieves.org The application deadline is May 29, 2012.
America Achieves is a new non-profit that aims to help America become a global leader in educational excellence and equity and prepare all young people for success in careers, college, and citizenship. The Fellowship leverages the voice of a diverse group of the nation’s most effective principals and teachers to improve national education policy and increase the practical tools available to educators nationwide. America Achieves fellowship was formed to identify transformative educators, learn from their successes and bring their voices into the public discourse on education. Current members of the group have advised such leaders as the U.S. Secretary of Education, mayors and superintendents of major cities and have played a crucial role in both of NBC’s nationally televised Education Nation summits.