NYC Teaching Fellow featured on cover of TIME magazine

Julie Court, a New York City teacher recruited and trained by The New Teacher Project’s NYC Teaching Fellows program, is featured on the cover of the February 25, 2008 issue of TIME magazine for its “How to Make Better Teachers” story.  Julie joined the NYC Teaching Fellows in 2004 and now teaches elementary education in Queens. The article primarily explores issues related to teacher compensation in public schools.


Since partnering with the New York City Department of Education to create the NYC Teaching Fellows program in 2000, The New Teacher Project has consistently sought to provide the city’s schools with teachers who stand out for their dedication, talent and impact on high-need students—not for their pathway into the profession. Every day, thousands of Teaching Fellows like Julie are making a difference for students from low-income communities across the country. The New Teacher Project is proud to be behind these teachers and proud to partner with school districts that understand quality teachers must be their top priority.

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Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

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