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Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program

  • Organization: U.S. Department of Energy
  • Duration: 11 months
  • Application Window: August 12, 2020 - November 14, 2020
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Fellows work in a Federal agency or U.S. Congressional office to affect change in their specific area of interest related to STEM education.
Eligibility: Must have taught five of the last seven years in a STEM discipline, willing to relocate for the 11-month fellowship, and currently employed full-time in a public or private elementary or secondary school or school district in the U.S.
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Arts Liaison

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools Department of Arts Education
  • Duration: One year
  • Application Window: Nominated by the school Administrator at the beginning of every school year
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CPS Arts Liaisons serve as on-site arts leaders and champions in their school communities. They ensure students, educators, administrators and the broader nonprofit and philanthropic communities have access to vital arts-related information.
Eligibility: No experience is necessary, but candidates should have working knowledge of the Fine and Performing Arts needs in the school and have excellent communication skills.
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Chicago Principals Fellowship

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools and The Chicago Public Education Fund
  • Duration: Two years
  • Application Window: March 3-May 4
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The Chicago Principals Fellowship program is designed for high-performing principals who would benefit from an intensive leadership development experience and have interest in learning more about district policy-making.
Eligibility: Three years of CPS Principal experience with strong school/principal performance.
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KIPP Leadership Design Fellowship

  • Organization: KIPP Foundation
  • Duration: Seven months
  • Application Window: Rolling
A seven-month program designed for administrators of public school districts that provides intensive, experiential, and collaborative training on KIPP’s school leader development model.
Eligibility: Two candidates jointly apply and commit to actively engaging in the entire fellowship experience.
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Principal Advisory Council

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools
  • Duration: One year
  • Application Window: March 2020 - June 2020
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The CPS Principal Advisory Council serves as a forum for direct communication and collaboration between CPS principals and the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and the CEdO (Chief Education Officer) of Chicago Public Schools.
Eligibility: Current CPS principal.
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Teach Plus Policy Fellow

  • Organization: Teach Plus
  • Duration: One year
  • Application Window: March 2020 - May 2020
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Fellows deepen their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect students and the teaching profession.
Eligibility: Two years of teaching experience required.
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Teacher Advisory Council

  • Organization: Chicago Public Schools
  • Duration: One year
  • Application Window: March 2020 - June 2020
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One year program that serves as a forum where members collaborate with the CEO and CEdO, putting teachers at the center of decision making for district issues.
Eligibility: Must be a current CPS educator (Teacher, Teacher-Librarian, Counselor, Education Support Specialist)
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