American historian Jacques Barzun said, “Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” The national nonprofit Fund for Teachers is out that change that. Frustrated with society’s lack of appreciation and respect for educators, Fund for Teachers strives to honor teachers as the professionals charged with preparing our students for productive futures. Since 2001, Fund for Teachers has awarded approximately $30 million in grants to almost 9,000 of the nation’s most innovative and dedicated preK-12 teachers in public, private and charter schools. No other organization in the country trusts teachers to determine what’s missing in their classrooms, design their own solutions and do what it takes to make it happen. To date, Fund for Teachers Fellows have pursued their unique versions of relevant, personalized learning in 152 countries on all seven continents. And thousands of schools now have at the head of the class experts in STEM, career and technical education, literacy, history, health and well-being, fine arts, social justice, and social emotional learning.
On this inaugural episode of Fund for Teachers – The Podcast, learn about one of the country’s largest investors in teachers, its new initiative called The Ramsden Project, and how you can become the next FFT Fellow. Guests include: Executive Director Karen Eckhoff and Program Officer Alycia Johnston.