Success of WW Teaching Fellowship in Michigan in EdScoop

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship was the recent subject of an EdScoop article covering the success of the program. Highlighting data from the recent WW white paper, the article looks at the specific impact the program has had on the state:

Recent findings in Michigan show that the teachers are highly effective in very low-resource schools, and compared to students of non-Fellows, students of Fellows made more gains in middle school math and science, as well as high school science.

“In a state like Michigan, you don’t need huge numbers to make an impact,” Patrick Riccards, chief communications and strategy officer for the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, said in an interview. “If you’re turning out 75 new STEM teachers a year in Michigan, those 75 teachers are able to fill every single STEM vacancy in the state’s eight largest school districts. That’s huge impact even without huge numbers.”

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools. Applications are currently open for the Georgia and New Jersey programs. Read the full article here and learn more about the WW Teaching Fellowship here.


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