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Jamey Olney on MSNBC

Black and Hispanic students hit hardest by school closures

Black and Hispanic students have lost the most academic ground when school buildings closed because of COVID-19. California Emergent Bilingual Change Agent Jamey Olney saw the effects of this loss firsthand in her students. To counteract the loss, Jamey has brought her students together outside so they could learn.

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Rural Americans Still Struggle To Gain Access To The Internet

Mississippi Fellow Alexandra Melnick says she's struggled to stay connected during the pandemic. Her story is perhaps one of millions for people in rural areas.

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Give yourself ‘grace’ — and 7 other tips from teachers to homeschooling families

Many families have been suddenly thrust into the role of homeschooling. What do teachers know that could make it better? Chalkbeat Chicago held a virtual Q&A with five top educators to answer parent questions and hear advice on learning at home.

Eric Hale on Kelly Clarkson show

Kelly Surprises Award-Winning Teacher With Life-Changing Gift

DFW alum Eric Hale, a recipient of the 2019 National Queen Smith Award for Commitment to Urban Education and 2019 Dallas ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year, appears on the Kelly Clarkson show (Feb. 6, 2020.)

Evidence-based funding at work

Evidence-based funding at work

How is Illinois' evidence-based funding formula helping to improve equity-focused funding in schools? Learn more in this video produced by Teach Plus Illinois Policy Fellows. (Spring 2019)

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Supporting a Well-Prepared and Diverse Teacher Workforce

California Policy Fellowship alumna La'Neá Austin joined Senior National Director of Research and Knowledge Mark Teoh at a Capitol Hill event on Supporting a Well-Prepared and Diverse Teacher Workforce, hosted by the Learning Policy Institute.

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Teach Plus Policy Playbook

Teach Plus Policy Playbook

The Policy Playbook

What does it mean to be bilingual in practice and policy? Learn more about the Teach Plus policy playbook.

TED Talks

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Advocating with empathy for immigrant education | Lindsey Bird | TEDxModesto

Watch Teach Plus California Teaching Policy Fellowship alumna Lindsey Bird's talk on her advocacy for immigrant and refugee students.

Pearl Arredondo

From Gangland Daughter to Star Teacher

Watch LA Teaching Policy Fellowship alumna Pearl Arredondo's TED talk. 

What's The Plus videos

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This Is Why I Teach: Farida Mama Graham

Farida Mama Graham
Successor Principal, KIPP Academy Lynn Middle School 
Teach Plus Massachusetts Teaching Policy Fellowship Alumna

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This is Why I Teach: Caroline Jones

Caroline Jones
3rd grade teacher, Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy, Boston
Teach Plus Greater Boston Teaching Policy Fellowship alumna

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This is Why I Teach: Francis Pina

Francis Pina
High school mathematics teacher, Charleston High School, Boston 
Teach Plus Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellow

Teach Plus Teacher Leaders Redefine Professional Learning

Amanda Hathaway

The Importance of Job-Embedded Professional Learning

When professional learning is job-embedded, teachers can experience  it on a regular basis. Boston TLPL Teacher Leader Amanda Hathaway says that this is the best way teachers can learn to implement new strategies that work. "When we work together around these challenges, it impacts student learning and we can engage students more deeply in higher-level content." ​

Candace Hines

The Value of Teacher-Led Professional Learning

When a classroom teacher facilitates professional learning, it is more meaningful for participants. Candace Hines, a Memphis TLPL Teacher Leader, knows that she best learns from observing other teachers. "Observing is so important to me because I want to give them opportunities to practice so that as a group we can analyze what they're doing to make sure it's being done correctly.” 

Lindsey Horowitz

Why it's Important for Professional Learning to Be Sustained

Boston TLPL Teacher Leader Lindsey Horowitz led a three-day, 15-hour workshop for teachers. Taking classes with the same teachers before has allowed her to build strong relationships with a professional learning community. "Not only is it more sustained, it is much more collaborative."

Teachers Advocate to Fix Education Funding in Illinois

Teach Plus teachers call on Illinois policymakers to fix the state's education funding formula.

Teachers On Common Core

Riding a Hovercraft for Science (WUSA)

Watch D.C. Teaching Policy Fellowship alum Shane Donovan's class ride a hovercraft as part of a Common Core physics lesson. 

Watch Students Present Designs for Space Colonies (CBS/KCAL 9)

Watch LA Teaching Policy Fellowship alum Pam Chirichigno's class partipate in a Common Core lesson.


Watch Students Present Designs for Space Colonies (ABC)

Watch LA Teaching Policy Fellowship alum Pam Chirichigno's class particpate in a Common Core lesson.

2nd Graders Get a Headstart on College Careers (WATN)

Watch Memphis Teaching Policy Fellowship alum Melissa Collins' class participate in a common core lesson. 

Teachers on Access

Voices of T3: Teacher Leaders

Hear what some of our Teacher Leaders have to say!

Voices of T3: Anjeline, first-year teacher

See what a first-year T3 Teacher Leader thinks about the program. 

Teachers on Policy Change

Introducing the Boston Educators Collaborative

Teach Plus and Boston Compact team up to bring the Boston Educators Collaborative!

What Do Teachers Want Out of Teacher Prep? (Education Reform Now)

Watch this video to see a few of our teachers share their thoughts on teacher preparation.

Bootsie Battle-Holt's Testimony

Watch Los Angeles Teaching Policy Fellowship alumna Bootsie Battle-Holt testify before state education committee on teacher quality legislation.

Emanuel Harper's Testimony

Watch Teach Plus Board member and Indianapolis Teaching Policy Fellowship alum Emanuel Harper testify before Congress on teacher evaluation.

What I learned as a Teaching Policy Fellow

Watch Bootsie Battle-Holt discuss her experience as a 2014-15 LA Teaching Policy Fellow.

Teachers on Assessment

Teach Plus Teachers Examine PARCC Legislative Briefing

Watch these Massachusetts Teaching Policy Fellows discuss why they think PARCC is a better test than MCAS.

Group Hopes Mass. Adopts PARCC (CBS/ WBZ 4)

Watch Executive Director Lindsay Sobel argue for the adoption of PARCC in Massachusetts. 

PBS Chicago Tonight- PARCC and Common Core

Watch Chicago Teaching Policy Fellow Sherrise Lucas discuss PARCC and the Common Core. 

PARCC Testing begins

Watch Teach Plus Chicago Executive Director Josh Kaufmann discuss our latest PARCC report on Chicago PBS.