Applications are currently being accepted for the 2008-2009 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship. The program seeks teachers who have a strong background of teaching success coupled with a strong interest in education policy. Fellows will spend a school year living and working in Washington, DC. The Program was enacted by Congress and is funded by the Department of Energy Office of Science, with participation from federal agencies including: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institutes of Standards and Technology, the National Science Foundation, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It provides current public or private elementary and secondary science, mathematics, and technology classroom teachers with demonstrated excellence in teaching an opportunity to serve in the national public policy arena. Albert Einstein Fellows bring to Congress and appropriate branches of the federal government the extensive knowledge and experience of classroom teachers. They provide practical insights and "real world" perspectives to policy makers and program managers developing or managing education programs.
The Triangle Coalition administers the program under the direction of the U.S. Department of Energy. Visit the Triangle Coalition website <http://www.trianglecoalition.org/ein.htm> for more information about the Einstein Fellowship Program. The program application can be accessed online <http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/>; the deadline for application submission is January 13, 2008.