Teach For America – Bay Area engaged RALLY to elevate the issue of California’s worsening teacher shortage and the importance of strengthening the state’s teacher preparation environment. RALLY worked with TFA Bay Area to develop a stronger voice in the policy conversation over how to address the shortage and create more pathways to the classroom, while prioritizing teacher effectiveness and diversity. RALLY helped to strategically grow TFA Bay Area’s presence on social media and in Bay Area and education-focused publications.
RALLY also worked with Bellwether Education Partners to convene education thought leaders throughout the state toward releasing a report titled Rethinking Teacher Preparation: Empowering Local Schools to Solve the Teacher Shortage and Build Better Teachers. The report’s recommendations called for California policymakers to empower public schools and teacher preparation programs to build strong partnerships and encourage innovative pathways to the classroom that maintain high standards. The report will help develop TFA Bay Area’s policy platform for legislative advocacy over the next few years.