State funding for TEAM, the Teacher Education And Mentoring program, was unexpectedly wiped out in the budget that passed in October. TEAM is one of the most highly regarded new teacher induction and support programs in the country, and we all would like to see it remain so.
What does this funding elimination mean for beginning teachers and mentors?
CEA is working hard, advocating for a restoration of funding to TEAM and has been raising teachers’ concerns with legislators and the state Department of Education. Your advocacy is critical to the fight to restore the program.
If TEAM has benefited you and the students in your district, please share your story with your state legislators and/or members of the State Board of Education.