Teaching Ambassadors are outstanding teachers who have a record of leadership, strong communication skills, and policy insight who work for one year for the U.S. Department of Education, either full-time in Washington, D.C., or part-time in their home states. The Teaching Ambassador Fellowship supports the Department's mission by enabling a cadre of teachers from across the country to learn more about and contribute their classroom expertise to the national dialogue and in turn facilitate discussions with educators across the country. More information about the program and application is available at www.ed.gov/programs/teacherfellowship. Application deadline: January 17, 2011.