Equipping teachers to be advocates for teachers and students across Indiana.
Teach Plus Indiana offers Teaching Policy Fellowship to highly-effective teachers in the state. This statewide Fellowship is a highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect Indiana’s students and the teaching profession.
- Education policy as a lever for student success
- Advocacy, including op-ed writing, testifying, and speaking with elected officials in Indiana and members of the media
- Current and relevant issues in education policy
- Teachers as political leaders
Teachers helped successfully advance legislation that will require teacher preparation programs to incorporate trauma informed teaching into their curriculum for pre-service teachers
Fellows successfully advocated for increased data reporting requirements around teacher supply and demand reporting across the state.
In partnership with ISTA and Stand for Children, Fellows helped secure $1 million for the creation of teacher residencies across the state and $3.5 million to expand career ladders and distributed leadership in Indiana schools
Teachers informed and advocated for the passage of legislation that would provide incentives to teachers working in shortage areas like STEM, Special Education, etc.
Fellows participated in the ISTEP panel and helped craft recommendations for the new assessment
Fellows publish policy briefs and author op-eds on key issues such as teacher retention, evaluation, compensation, teacher preparation programs, and student social justice. The op-ed have been published in Chalkbeat, the Huffington Post, the Indianapolis Business Journal, the Indianapolis Recorder, the Indianapolis Star, and Nuvo.