Social Studies

Teachers Walk the Halls of Power

By Sean Cavanagh — September 15, 2009 1 min read

Math and science teachers shaping federal education policy? It’s happening through the Einstein fellowship program, which I wrote about this week.

The program allows K-12 educators in math- and science related fields to come to Washington, D.C., for one-year stints, where they work in Capitol Hill offices or in federal agencies. Most of them go back to the classroom. Some of them stay, like Steve Robinson, who worked as a fellow for former Sen. Barack Obama and now serves as a math and science adviser in his administration.

Photo of Einstein fellow Ed Potosnak, who works in Rep. Mike Honda’s office, by Christopher Powers of EdWeek.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.