BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TNTP, a national nonprofit focused on improving educational quality, opened applications for its fifth annual Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice today. The prestigious award is given to four public school teachers a year who demonstrate exceptionally effective teaching with students from low-income communities.
Winners each receive $25,000 and a six-week virtual summer residency experience with TNTP. Finalists receive $1,000 and national recognition. It is one of the largest monetary awards in the nation for practicing teachers, and the only one exclusively for teachers making a difference with low-income students.
In 2015, four winners were selected from nearly 800 applicants in 46 states. During the summer, they traveled to Boston, Memphis, and Washington, DC, to reflect critically on their classroom practices, converse with education leaders (including senior White House education officials), and write a collection of personal essays on their teaching strategies.
The early application deadline is Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Early applicants will learn whether they have been selected to advance a month before other applicants. The final deadline is Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
To learn more, nominate a teacher, or apply, visit tntp.org/fishmanprize
About TNTP: www.tntp.org