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Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice

Great teaching inspires us. The Fishman Prize honors amazing teachers with $25,000 and the chance to share their knowledge with educators nationwide. See our 2014 winners, finalists and semi-finalists »


Fishman Prize: Applications Now Open!

The $25,000 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice – named for acclaimed DC Public Schools teacher Shira Fishman – is an annual award for exceptionally effective teachers working in high-poverty public schools. 

In addition to receiving $25,000 each, Fishman Prize winners participate in an intensive summer residency during which they reflect deeply on their classroom practice, explore the larger issues that shape their profession, and write a short paper on their teaching practices to share with other educators and leaders worldwide.

The residency allows the winners to share their expertise with educators across the country without taking time away from the classrooms where they do their best work.

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