Published Online: March 12, 2013
Published in Print: March 13, 2013, as Ed. Dept. to Initiate Principal Fellowships

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Ed. Dept. to Initiate Principal Fellowships

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Acknowledging a need for more input from school leaders on education policy, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced plans to launch a principal-ambassador fellowship next fall.

The Department of Education now has a teaching ambassador fellowship that employs teachers for a year to provide classroom expertise to federal staff members about education initiatives.

Officials are still thinking through the details of a new ambassador program and are open to suggestions, Mr. Duncan said. Some fellows might be employed for a full year by the federal government, while others could be paid stipends to consult from their home schools.

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