Federal Funding To Recruit & Support New Teachers

T2tlogoBig bucks from the USDE for CPS to recruit, prepare, and support new teachers, especially those from other careers. 

Over $440K, to be exact, through Transitions To Teaching.

Click below to see the list of grants to various states announced on Friday.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AWARDS $22.1 MILLION FOR 41 GRANTS
TO RECRUIT, PREPARE, AND SUPPORT NEW TEACHERS

Grants
help high-need districts meet the No Child Left Behind requirements for Highly
Qualified Teachers

 The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $22.1
million for 41 grants through the Transition to Teaching program to increase
the pool of qualified teachers in high-need schools and districts by recruiting
non-traditional teacher candidates, preparing them through alternative routes
to certification, and increasing retention through strong mentoring programs, U
.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings announced today.

 “Nothing helps a child learn as much as a
great teacher,” said Spellings.  “These grants will help
states find innovative ways to attract business professionals and others to the
classroom in order to fill the need for qualified teachers in hard-to-staff
schools.”

 Since 2002, Transition To Teaching (TTT) has awarded
150 grants to higher education institutions, state and local educational
agencies, and nonprofit organizations to develop, implement, and evaluate
innovative strategies in the recruitment, selection, preparation and support of
highly qualified teachers in high-need districts and schools.  Districts
must meet both a poverty and teacher qualification requirement to be considered
high-need.  Additionally, TTT is focused on core academic subjects at all
grade levels,  such as mathematics, science, special education, and
English as a Second Language.  Over the program’s first four years,
an estimated 17,600 TTT participants were hired to teach in these areas. 

 The five-year grants support recruitment of
mid-career professionals, recent college graduates and paraprofessionals.
Projects include strong mentoring aspects in order to retain these new teachers
for at least three years, which increases the likelihood that the teachers will
remain in the profession.

 More information on the Transition to Teaching
program is available at: http://www.ed.gov/programs/transitionteach/index.html.
Below is a full list of all grantees.

 
State 
        Grantee
      
      
      
               
        Funding

AK      Alaska Department of Education
and Early Development    649,210

AL    
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
      
        192,094

AZ
     Arizona State
University      
      
      
               
648,243

AZ
     Arizona Department of Education
      
      
        617,578

CA    
Los Angeles Unified School District   
      
      
        220,606

CO    
Colorado State University Pueblo      
      
      
        383,972

CO    
Regents of the University of Colorado at Denver
        310,668

DC    
American University   
      
      
      
               
187,081

DC    
American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence1,273,001

DC    
Howard University      
      
      
               
      
        405,784

FL    
School Board of Broward County         
      
        440,106

FL    
Duval County Public Schools   
      
      
               
450,000

GA    
Georgia State University      
      
      
               
337,932

GA    
DeKalb County School System   
      
      
               
398,285

IL    
Chicago Public Schools, District #299 
      
        440,845

KY    
Campbellsville University      
      
      
               
639,335

LA    
Calcasieu Parish School Board         
      
        491,833

LA    
University of New Orleans      
      
      
               
436,236

LA    
Louisiana State University    
      
      
               
445,637

LA    
University of Louisiana at Monroe      
      
      
        1,068,756

MA    
Boston Plan for Excellence    
      
      
               
446,333

MA    
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 
      
        362,810

MS    
Jackson Public School District         
      
        304,084

NC    
Wake County Public Schools    
      
      
               
349,116

NM    
Jemez Mountain Public Schools 
      
      
      
        763,148

NY    
Long Island University- Brooklyn Campus
      
        404,254

NY    
The New Teacher Project, Inc. 
      
      
      
        2,636,438

OH    
Bowling Green State University         
      
        506,690

OH    
The Ohio State University Research Foundation 
        910,156

PA    
Temple University      
      
      
      
      
               
530,406

PA    
Drexel University      
      
      
               
      
        748,080

SD    
Black Hills Special Service Cooperative
      
        639,315

TX    
Houston Independent School District   
      
      
        148,096

TX    
Stephan F. Austin State University    
      
      
        203,279

TX    
University of North Texas      
      
      
               
246,602

TX    
University of Texas at San Antonio    
      
      
        389,667

TX    
Education Service Center Region XIII   
      
        659,409

TX    
Intercultural Development Research Association
        646,270

TX    
Region 14 Education Service Center    
      
      
        289,982

VA    
Regent University School of Education 
      
        248,200

WV    
West Virginia Department of Education 
      
        649,324

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