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ERIC Number: EJ787774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar-5
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
In Final Months, Education Department Seeks Teachers' Advice
Hoff, David J.; Keller, Bess
Education Week, v27 n26 p1, 21 Mar 2008
This article reports that by next fall--only months before she leaves office--U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings plans to have five teachers on her staff and set up a group of 20 ad hoc advisers still working in classrooms. Under the Teaching Ambassador Fellowship program the teachers would work at the department for one year starting in July. In addition, the department will tap up to 20 teachers to be part-time advisers while continuing to teach in their classrooms. They will be selected by Secretary Spellings' staff, and will be paid as federal employees for one year. Ms. Spellings recognized the value of such advice after working closely with teachers who were placed at the department in the White House Fellows program. It selects young professionals to work alongside White House staff members and Cabinet secretaries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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