$5M to Help Students, Improve Classroom Instruction

DeptOfEd_largeAgency: Education Dept., Office of Innovation and Improvement; Program: Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program (CFDA Number: 84.336S); Eligibility: Consortiums which include colleges high-need school districts (local educational agencies (LEAs) high-need schools, and high-need early childhood education centers (projects that serve or are designed to serve tribal communities and rural areas are give priority); Funding: $5 million for three awards (a 100% match required); Deadline: July 7.

Summary: Partnerships would create model teacher preparation programs at the pre-baccalaureate level through the implementation of specific reforms. The goal is to improve K-12 student achievement and help teachers do a better job in the classroom. DoEd likes programs that increase student achievement by improving the quality of new teachers and prospective teachers through enhanced preparation of prospective teachers and professional development activities for new teachers. The department also will support teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) which prepare teachers who meet applicable state certification and licensure requirements.

Info:  https://goo.gl/qHnB2u (NOFA); Julius Cotton; 202/ 245-6140, julius.cotton@ed.gov; Mia Howerton, (202) 205-0147 or by email: Mia.Howerton@ed.gov or tqpartnership@ed.gov for  questions.

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Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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