Your expe­ri­ence as a class­room teacher is invalu­able as we work toward achiev­ing edu­ca­tion equi­ty in Ten­nessee. Join the Ten­nessee Edu­ca­tion­al Equi­ty Coali­tion to learn how to trans­form your dai­ly class­room expe­ri­ence to advo­cate for pol­i­cy change.

TN Edu­ca­tors of Col­or Alliance focus­es on the lead­er­ship, men­tor­ship, and fel­low­ship of edu­ca­tors of col­or in Ten­nessee.

Mosaic Fel­low­ship devel­ops and con­nects edu­ca­tion lead­ers of col­or to enact change and ele­vate their voic­es to ensure equi­ty and excel­lence in edu­ca­tion in Ten­nessee.

SCORE Ten­nessee Edu­ca­tor Fel­low­ship pro­vides fel­lows with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to serve as liaisons between their col­leagues, their com­mu­ni­ties, pol­i­cy­mak­ers, and advo­cates as Ten­nessee con­tin­ues the work of improv­ing edu­ca­tion­al out­comes for all stu­dents.

Educator’s Coop­er­a­tive (Nashville) The Edu­ca­tors’ Coop­er­a­tive cre­ates the time and space for teach­ers from all sec­tors to col­lab­o­rate and share best prac­tices in teach­ing and learn­ing. Teach­ers in The Edu­ca­tors’ Coop­er­a­tive work togeth­er in an active com­mu­ni­ty of sup­port and devel­op­ment with oth­er like-mind­ed pro­fes­sion­als who work in class­rooms all over the city.

Nashville Pub­lic Edu­ca­tion Foun­da­tion Teacher’s Cab­i­net As an ini­tia­tive of the Nashville Pub­lic Edu­ca­tion Foun­da­tion and the Office of the May­or, the Teacher Cab­i­net is com­posed of teach­ers with diverse teach­ing expe­ri­ence, includ­ing those at the ele­men­tary, mid­dle and high school lev­els, as well as teach­ers from zoned, mag­net and char­ter schools. The cab­i­net ele­vates teacher voice in sig­nif­i­cant con­ver­sa­tions with the Mayor’s Office, the NPEF, and oth­er city, phil­an­thropic and pri­vate-sec­tor lead­ers.

Edu­ca­tion Pio­neers Fel­low­ships provide excep­tion­al pro­fes­sion­als with step­ping stones into edu­ca­tion lead­er­ship careers that solve prob­lems out­side the class­room so that teach­ers and stu­dents can suc­ceed inside the class­room.

Albert Ein­stein Dis­tin­guished Edu­ca­tor Fel­low­ship Pro­gram (AEF) pro­vides a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty for accom­plished K-12 edu­ca­tors in the fields of sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, engi­neer­ing, and math­e­mat­ics (STEM) to spend eleven months work­ing in Fed­er­al agen­cies or in U.S. Con­gres­sion­al offices, apply­ing their exten­sive knowl­edge and class­room expe­ri­ences to nation­al edu­ca­tion pro­grams and/or edu­ca­tion pol­i­cy efforts.

Urban Lead­ers Fel­low­ship is a paid sum­mer fel­low­ship that part­ners recip­i­ents with an elect­ed offi­cial, where they spend half their time on a crit­i­cal pol­i­cy project. The oth­er half of fel­lows’ time is spent doing com­mu­ni­ty out­reach with a part­ner orga­ni­za­tion in their com­mu­ni­ty.

U.S. Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion School Ambas­sador Fel­low­ship cre­ates a com­mu­ni­ty of teach­ers, prin­ci­pals, and oth­er school staff mem­bers who share exper­tise and col­lab­o­rate with lead­ers in the Fed­er­al gov­ern­ment on nation­al edu­ca­tion issues.

Teach­ers For Equi­ty Fel­low­ship (Teacher2Teacher) The vision for the Teach­ers for Equi­ty fel­low­ship is to cre­ate racial­ly equi­table out­comes for our stu­dents. To accom­plish this, the T4E team will fos­ter the racial con­scious­ness and reflec­tive prac­tice of the T4E Fel­lows. With their grow­ing racial con­scious­ness, Fel­lows will engage in and lead con­ver­sa­tions that yield cul­tur­al­ly rel­e­vant learn­ing expe­ri­ences along with increas­ing racial­ly equi­table prac­tices amongst their col­leagues and school com­mu­ni­ties.

Attend your local school board meet­ing. Dur­ing the time allot­ted for ques­tions and com­ments, express what they can do for your com­mu­ni­ty based on your teach­ing expe­ri­ence. Meet­ing times can be found on your school district’s web­site.

Find your leg­is­la­tor. Famil­iar­ize your­self with the ways you can con­tact your leg­is­la­tor. Sched­ule an in-per­son meet­ing with your leg­is­la­tor to dis­cuss what they can do to meet the edu­ca­tion­al needs of your com­mu­ni­ty.

Sub­mit an op-ed to your local news­pa­per detail­ing your con­cerns and expe­ri­ences with the state of your community’s edu­ca­tion. Resources from The Op-Ed Project can help you get start­ed.

Are you a teacher ready to be an advocate?

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