Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program
The Department of Higher Education administers the Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program, funded by the Title II: Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The goal of this funding is to improve student academic achievement through initiatives grounded in scientific research that provide high-quality training for teachers.
The Department of Higher Education administers these funds by awarding competitive sub-grants to eligible partnerships of higher education institutions and high-need public schools. These partnerships use grant funds to conduct professional development activities in core academic subjects for teachers, paraprofessionals, and (if appropriate) principals.
$1,217,014 in Improving Teacher Quality Grants Announced
On March 15, 2010 the Department of Higher Education announced five grants totaling $1,217,014 over a three year period from the Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program. The funds will be used for professional development activities in mathematics and writing to ensure that high school educators have appropriate subject matter knowledge in these academic subjects and an understanding of the current national dialogue around "college readiness" in order to raise student achievement and to enhance students' readiness for the expectations and demands of college mathematics and writing courses. Furthermore, the higher education grantees will apply "lessons learned" from the professional development experience toward a "college-readiness" perspective in their teacher preparation programs. Click here to see the five selected teams.
2010 RFP for College Readiness projects
SHEEO K-16 Professional Development Collaborative
U.S. Department of Education