The U.S. Department of Education announced its acceptance of 2012 Teaching Ambassador Fellows applications in a Jan. 23 post on its official blog, Homeroom, Yahoo! News reports. The Department is seeking education leaders interested in fulfilling both full and part-time positions for the 2012-2013 school year. Interested applicants may apply for one of three year-long positions through February 22, 2012: the full-time Washington Fellowship position, the part-time Classroom Fellowship position and the full-time Regional Fellowship position. This program, first introduced in 2008, was created as a platform for expert teachers to share their experiences and unique understanding of effective teaching practices with policy makers, fellow educators and community members…

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