The Teaching Policy Fellowship is a highly selective program for teachers interested in having a voice in decisions that affect their profession. Fellows are demonstrably effective classroom teachers who are in the “second stage” (teachers who have completed 2-10 years of teaching) of their teaching careers. Currently, about 150 Teaching Policy Fellows nationwide are engaging in “big picture” education reform in Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, and Washington, D.C. The program is rigorous and selective, admitting only admitting only 25-30 teachers each cycle. Fellows are provided a $2,400 stipend over 16 months.