The first class of Nevada Policy Fellows are off to a strong start to build solutions for educators, students and families.
Educator-informed solutions are a powerful force to drive decisions that impact students— Which is why Opportunity 180 partnered withTeach Plus to expand their high-impact policy fellowship to Nevada.
The first Nevada cohort of 20 fellows came from the largest inaugural pool of applicants in the history of Teach Plus.
Among the members of the cohort are 2 Nevada State Teachers of the Year (and 1 finalist), union leaders, veteran and new-to- the profession educators, and representatives of the traditional and charter sectors from urban, suburban and rural districts.
The fellows are hard at work building their professional network, receiving learning modules on policy-related topics, and collaborating on solutions to drive positive impact.
Following several conversations with stakeholders, fellows have identified the following issue areas to focus their advocacy and policy recommendations on:
- Education Funding
- Nevada State ESSA Plan and Implementation
- Retention of High Quality Educators
- Equitable Access to Highly-Effective Educators
In the coming months, the fellows will receive training on education research, funding and finance in Nevada, policy and political analysis, unions, and a continued focus on storytelling.
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