NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ The State Collaborative on Reforming Education is launching a program that will provide Tennessee teachers an opportunity to have a greater impact on key state-level education policy issues.
The advocacy and research institution will select about 20 classroom teachers to serve a one-year term under the Tennessee Educator Fellowship.
The fellows will learn about and advocate for policies, practices, and systems that impact educator effectiveness and student achievement.
Fellows representing each of Tennessee's three geographic divisions will be chosen from varying subjects and grade levels. Each fellow will continue as a full-time teacher during the term and will receive a stipend.
The program will be led by Tennessee teacher Cicely Woodard, who has served as a teacher leader supporting, training and coaching teachers across Tennessee.