TNTP Seeks Great Teachers for $25,000 Fishman Prize

posted Nov 15, 2013, 5:15 AM by webmaster district   [ updated Nov 15, 2013, 5:15 AM ]

The Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice is a $25,000 prize awarded annually to public school teachers who demonstrate exceptionally effective teaching with students from high-poverty communities. Offered by TNTP, a nonprofit organization working to ensure that all students get excellent teachers, the prize is given to up to five teachers each year. In addition to receiving $25,000, the winners engage in a six-week, one-of-a-kind summer residency during which they meet with education leaders nationwide and write and publish a collection of essays about their most essential teaching strategies. Finalists receive a $1,000 award and national recognition. Applicants who submit by the early deadline of December 3, 2013 will learn whether they have been selected for the next round in advance of other applicants. The final deadline is January 21, 2014. To read the 2013 winners’ paper and learn more about how to apply, or how to nominate your favorite teacher, please visit: