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Young Teachers as Leaders in Urban School Reform
posted by: Barbara Spangle <bspangle@colby.edu>, on: Tue, December 06, 2011
filed under: Goldfarb Center

Teach Plus Boston Executive Director and former Boston Public Schools teacher Maria Fenwick (Colby '03) speaks about teachers' roles in urban school reform and education policy-making.  Teachers with fewer than ten years of experience now make up a majority of teachers across the United States.  At the same time, up to 50% of teachers leave teaching before the fifth year.  How can young teachers make an impact and help to modernize the profession so that more top-performing teachers will stay in the classroom?  Maria draws from her experience as a teacher and the groundbreaking work of Teach Plus nationwide in the areas of teacher leadership, advocacy, and voice.