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Fund for Teachers
Every leap in student achievement comes down to one factor: great teaching. But teaching isn’t easy. Fund for Teachers-Boston honors teachers’ hard work by supporting them to pursue their professional interests, renew their energy, and rediscover the passion that draws them to teach.
Fund for Teachers provides teachers with grants to pursue rich, self-designed summer learning experiences. Any full-time teacher or instructional coach who has worked in the Boston Public Schools for three years or more is eligible to apply. Individuals may apply for up to $5,000. Teams may apply for up to $10,000.
Since the start of the program, Fund for Teachers-Boston has awarded $1,141,659 to 334 teachers.
"The inspiration for traditional music and dances of Brazil have enriched my life and touched my spirit so that I can transfer all of that knowledge to my students."
Rosalba Solis, Hernandez K-8
"As teachers we have new and exciting ideas for engaging students in the curriculum as well as a deeper understanding of ecological and social issues that exist in Ecuador which we can use to address complex issues with our students."
John Walker and Marcy Ostberg, Boston Day and Evening Academy
This Year's Fellows
This summer, 37 Boston teachers representing 26 schools will embark on self-designed learning odysseys as scholars, researchers, and adventurers. Traveling to Senegal, Switzerland, Costa Rica, and more, the 2013 Fund for Teacher fellows will gather scientific data, participate in seminars, volunteer, study languages, and expand their knowledge of the subjects they teach. See all of the 2013 fellows.
Questions? Contact: Dottie Engler
FFT-Boston is an affiliate of the national Fund for Teachers based in Houston.