In the News
Some of our fantastic DC Teaching Fellows were selected to be Teach Plus Policy Fellows, and were able to start their fellowship by spending an evening with Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan!
This article provides a compelling look at the power of education to transform lives, and it is the reason why DC Teaching Fellows exists!
Consider a career teaching math or science. Recent education initiatives at the White House have reaffirmed the importance of high-quality math and science teachers!
TNTP, and its CEO Ariela Rozman, are highlighted in this recent Time article calling TNTP "arguably the most impactful education nonprofit of the last decade."
Discover how DC Public Schools is letting parents and community members be the judge of their own schools!
Read this article about IMPACTplus, a merit pay system run by D.C. Public Schools that incentivizes educators by rewarding them for outstanding performance. “We want to make great teachers rich,” says Jason Kamras, the district’s chief of human capital. DC Teaching Fellows are evaluated, and rewarded for outstanding student achievement, under this system!
Read a compelling article that outlines a federal study revealing that D.C. schools have the largest black-white achievement gap in the nation. This article is yet another testament to how critical and urgent the work of DC Teaching Fellows truly is!
This year, a DC Teaching Fellow, Shira Fishman, was honored by DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson as DCPS' Teacher of the Year! Click here to read more! Shira is also featured in an inspirational video about her experience in the classroom, which can be viewed here.
DC Teaching Fellow Tameka Petticolas was recently honored at the "Standing Ovation for D.C. Teachers" event, hosted by the D.C. Education Fund and the Kennedy Center. Click here to see both Tameka and Shira Fishman reflect on their honors, and watch their engaging instructional strategies at work in the classroom!
Watch some of our Teaching Fellows in action! This video provides a compelling look into the everyday experiences of Teaching Fellows around the nation. You will hear about the daily challenges and triumphs of teaching in a high-need school, and will be able to watch actual Fellows teaching in the classroom!
Hear Chancellor Kaya Henderson review the challenges and priorities for the current school year, and take a peek at other recent DCPS news!
DCPS is re-envisioning early childhood education! Read more about the recent implementation of "Tools of the Mind" in this Washington Post article.
A recent state-sponsored study ranks TNTP Academy - our national network of teacher preparation programs - among Louisiana's most effective teacher preparation providers for a fourth consecutive year. TNTP Academy-trained teachers outperformed new and experienced teachers in math, English language arts, and science while outperforming other new teachers in reading and social studies. As a DC Teaching Fellow, you will benefit from the same outstanding preparation enjoyed by TNTP Academy participants in Louisiana and seven other states.