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Editor’s Note: The Hope Street Group State Teacher Fellows should not be confused with the Public School Forum’s teaching fellows program

The Hope Street Group, a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization is bringing its teacher fellows program to North Carolina.

The group’s stated mission is to expand economic opportunity, and as part of that it looks at the educational system and its role in making that happen. 

“We fail to reward our best and brightest for entering the teaching profession, and we fail to reward teachers for what matters most: good classroom outcomes,” the website states.

In the Teacher Fellow Program, participants act as local spokespeople, ambassadors for the group’s education mission, and collaborators with fellows in other states where the Hope Street Group is active — New York, Kentucky and Hawaii.

“The Hope Street Group State Teacher Fellows are classroom teachers and instructional coaches from around the state who are leaders among their peers and who want to contribute their ideas and expertise to help shape state and local policy,” the website states.

With the arrival of this program in North Carolina, teachers here will have the opportunity to add their names to this multi-state roster. 

The group is planning to hire a director for its State Teacher Fellows program. Go here for the job description. According to the organization, the deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015.

Alex Granados

Alex Granados is senior reporter for EducationNC.