Teacher Policy Fellowship

GO's fellowship is an opportunity for a small, diverse cohort of Oakland teachers to lead, learn, and think about the future of education in our city.

New Teachers Concentrated in Oakland’s Highest Need Communities

by Robbie Torney
Hannah’s first day of teaching fourth grade was ‘a whirlwind of energetic joy and panicked mistakes.’ But with coaching and other supports… Read More

Teaching Fellows: Changing Policies to Better Support Teachers and Students

Ben Nussbaum, a Senior Teacher Policy Fellow, is a sixth grade humanities teacher at Greenleaf Elementary School in Oakland. We asked Ben to share some thoughts about his experience as a Fellow and about the GO Teacher Policy Fellowship in general.

Contract Matters: Negotiating Teacher Contracts – What’s the Process?

To you, and others following this issue, it may seem like the teacher’s contract is constantly being renegotiated. This is basically true! In California, teacher’s contracts can cover no more than a 3 year span and teacher’s unions usually begin holding contract conventions to find out their members’ current priorities about a year and a half before the contract expires.

2017-18 Teacher Policy Fellowship Application Open!

The application to be a part of the next cohort of GO Teacher Policy Fellows is now live – click here to apply! To inquire… Read More

Overview: Teacher Policy Fellowship

“I’ve been connected to more thought leaders, activists, and policy mavens. Personal growth is exactly what we are striving to bring to the teaching profession… Read More

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