of New York Teacher
enhance teacher leadership
that today’s teachers are also educational leaders
throughout the academic world, the Teachers Network has
announced the availability of MetLife Fellowships to New
York City public school teachers for the 2006-2007 school
fellow Richard Gadsby of JHS 113, Brooklyn, with his
will receive stipends of $1,000 as they participate in
online dialogues with other fellows, meet once a month
on Saturdays with influential policy-makers, and conduct
action research studies in their classrooms while learning
to help shape educational policy.
of the Teachers Network Leadership Institute (TNLI) is
to connect the link between policy-making and its effect
of student achievement.
fellows develop policy recommendations, document their
work in major publications and disseminate their findings
to policy-makers at all levels. They meet with the people
who create and influence pedagogy from diverse educational
areas, from development to testing to legislation.
fellow Rebecca Ponka with her music students at PS
become members of an influential and supportive network
of educators. DEADLINE: June 16.
Photos by Kristine Larsen