Opportunity to Develop and Implement National Education Policy
Founded on the principles of partnership, collaboration, and cooperation between the federal government and school-based educators, the United States Department of Education designed the School Ambassador Fellowship program to enable outstanding teachers, administrators, and other school leaders, such as school counselors, psychologists, social workers, and librarians, to bring their school and classroom expertise to the Education Department and expand their knowledge of the national dialogue about education.
The School Ambassador Fellowship program has two tracks: a Full-timeFellowship, in which teachers, administrators, and other school staff members are based in residence at the Department’s headquarters in Washington, DC; and a Part-timeFellowship, which enables educators to collaborate with the Department while maintaining their regular school responsibilities in their home communities.
Applications for the 2022–23 cohort of the School Ambassador Fellowship are open through 11:59 p.m. (ET) on January 14, 2022.
The Civic Life Project's Democracy 2022 Youth Film Challenge is a global film competition for youth under age 25 to generate civics-oriented videos that ultimately create a groundbreaking movement for young Americans to get engaged in our democracy and to vote.
The George Washington Mount Vernon Prize for Excellence in Civics and History is awarded to two student projects each year. Teachers and organization leaders can nominate eligible middle school and high school students who have applied their understanding of George Washington’s life to extend his legacy of public service within classrooms, schools, or community projects.
The Lincoln Home National Historic Site is an ideal place to expand students’ knowledge and curiosity of Abraham Lincoln. The historic site’s programs are inspired by the essential question, How can artifacts help us understand a person or time period?