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Feedback on federal policy

Teach Plus teachers are active in advocating for federal policies that benefit public schools and students. Our teachers were influential in shaping the Every Student Succeeds Act, and current priorities include weighing in on behalf of keeping families together in the face of deportation, improving school safety, and fighting proposed cuts to education.

Read the letter to Senate Committee on Appropriations on SEL Funding FY20, signed by Teach Plus (June 2019)

Read the HEA Teacher Diversity Coalition Letter, signed by Teach Plus (May 2019)

Read the letter in support of FY 2020 funding for the Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation (LEARN) program, signed by Teach Plus (April 2019)

Supporting Positive and Evidence-Based School Climate and Discipline Procedures

Read the Advocates for Literacy letter in support of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) program signed by Teach Plus (December 19, 2018)

Teach Plus teachers on DACA:  Let's make the DACA dream a reality

Teach Plus teachers have met in person and shared their insights from the classroom with leading federal policymakers including President Obama, U.S. Secretaries of Education John King and Arne Duncan, Representative George Miller, Senator Lamar Alexander, Representative Todd Rokita, and top officials from the White House, U.S. Department of Education, and Congress.

Letter to Secretary DeVos in opposition of the use of ESSA funds for Weapons, signed by Teach Plus (September 17, 2018)

Read the letter to Secretary DeVos and Attorney General Sessions in support of preserving 2014's federal discipline guidance and fight the school-to-prison pipeline, signed by Teach Plus (July 9, 2018)

Read the FY 2019 LEARN Funding Letters signed by Teach Plus (May 15, 2018)

Read the FY19 SFEC Organizational Support Letter signed by Teach Plus (May 14, 2018)

Read the FY19 Title II sign-on letter signed by Teach Plus (May 3, 2018)

Read the Statement in Support of House Floor Vote on the Dream Act signed by Teach Plus (Arpil 18, 2018)

Read the letter from The Ledership Conference to Secretary DeVos in support of School Discipline Guidance that Teach Plus signed (March 22, 2018)

Read the letter to Congress in support of Dreamers signed by Teach Plus (February 13, 2018) 

Read the letter from The Leadership Conference supporting the significant disproportionality regulation that Teach Plus signed. (December 7, 2017) 

Read the letter from the Invest in What Works coalition supporting the new "Foundations of Evidence-Based Policymaking Act." that Teach Plus signed.

Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellows shared feedback with Representative Suzanne Bonameci on her and Senator Baldwin's Support Making Assessments Reliable and Timely (SMART) Act. Read the Teach Plus statement here.  

Read the case study: Improving the Use of Assessments: Teach Plus Teachers Contribute to SMART Act 

Read the case study: Creating Hybrid Roles for Educators: Teach Plus Teachers Weigh in on Master Teacher Corps Act 

Read Teach Plus teachers' comments on the proposed federal regulations for ensuring educational equity and accountability under ESSA (August 1, 2016)

Read the ESSA Subgroup Accountability Letter that Teach Plus signed (July 13, 2016)

Read the Parent and Family Engagement Letter that Teach Plus signed (April 22, 2016)

Read Teach Plus teachers' public comments on proposed federal regulations to increase teacher preparation program accountability. (January 30, 2015)

Read the California Coalition Teacher Preparation Regulations Letter that Teach Plus signed (February 2, 2015)

Read the Invest in What Works Coalition Letter that Teach Plus signed (March 9, 2015)

Read the Teacher Preparation Appropriations Letter that Teach Plus signed (December 1, 2015)