Funding to Support K-12 Teacher Development

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Notre Dame, for example, will use its portion of the funding will support its Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program. Notre Dame, for example, will use its portion of the funding will support its Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program.
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The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has announced nearly $1 million in federal funding for three universities to help boost teacher quality in high-need schools and subject areas. The Improving Teacher Quality Partnership program will involve 18 school corporations receiving professional development support from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University and Purdue University.

The funding is part of the Improving Teacher Quality Grant program, which is the largest federal educator quality initiative of its kind in the country.

Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers says "these three Indiana colleges presented teacher-quality programs that are very different but all show great potential to positively affect both educator quality and students' academic achievement. This financial support will leverage the strength of Indiana's colleges to support teacher recruitment, development and retention."

This year's recipients will assist the following school districts:

Indiana University ($283,095): Indianapolis Public Schools, MSD of Lawrence Township, Monroe County Community School Corp.

Purdue University ($442,956):South Bend Community School Corp. and Michigan City Schools

University of Notre Dame ($267,314): Indianapolis Public Schools, MSD of Wayne Township, Crawford County Community Schools, Eastern Green Schools, Richland Bean Blossom Schools, School City of Hammond, Kokomo-Center Township Schools, Lake Central Community Schools, MSD of Lawrence Township, Lebanon Community Schools, New Prairie United Schools, Richmond Community Schools, Westfield-Washington Township Schools, Clark Pleasant Schools, Whitko Community Schools

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