Education Policy Program Application
AFT/BTU Education Policy Program Fellows:
     - Engage with state and local ed policy makers
     - Learn how to advocate for our students and our profession
     - Join a national network of educators advocating for the policies we need
     - Conduct action research on policies affecting educators of color
     - Present findings and policy recommendations to policymakers and colleagues

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Contact Information
Name *
First and Last
Which of the following best describes you?
Check all that apply.
Mailing Address *
Cell Phone *
Non-BPS Email *
Years of Experience in Education *
Describe Experience in Education.
Current School *
Professional Role *
(subject, grade-level, etc.)
What was your preparation for becoming an educator? *
How have you continued your professional development? *
Are you a member of any professional organizations? *
Program Commitments
Please indicate your intent to fulfill the following commitments:

I will be available by email on a regular basis.

I will attend 8 Saturday meetings and the May Showcase event: 

I will complete and be prepared to discuss the assigned readings related to education policymaking.

I will participate in conducting research on a policy issue that is important to me and my students.

I will present my research and complete a two-page research summary.

I will take at least one action to promote my policy issue and share my learning (e.g. testify at school committee, lead a workshop, lead an initiative, advocate with a policymaker etc.)

I affirm that I will do my best to fulfill each of the commitments above.  I understand that if I am unable to complete the program, I will not be eligible to receive the $1500 stipend:
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Education Policy Interests
What areas of education policy are you interested in researching to better support Educators of Color? *
Please write a short essay (300-500 words) describing an initiative in which you were an active participant that was designed to promote racial justice in education.  *
Be specific about your role.
In Order to Complete Your Application
Please send two letters of support. Appropriate references would be from your building rep, principal, colleague, student, parent, or other individual who can speak to your leadership abilities and school improvement efforts.

Please submit letters to Paul Tritter, Director of Professional Learning at 

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