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Improving Teacher Quality State Grants:
Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund Partnership Grant Program

The purpose of the Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) grant program, authorized by Title II, Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, is to support the academic achievement of students by ensuring that all students are taught by highly qualified teachers, principals and paraprofessionals.

ITQ achieves this goal by providing grants funds to support sustained and intensive quality professional development to teachers, highly qualified paraprofessionals, and principals in high-need schools and districts.  ITQ grants support programs that provide content-rich professional development for teachers, principals, and highly qualified paraprofessionals in the Common Core State Standards (mathematics and language arts) and core academic areas (arts, civics and government, economics, foreign language, geography, history, reading, and science) or in the use of data and technology to help teachers improve their instruction.

Eligible partnerships for this competitive grant must include these three partners:

(1) a Maryland public or independent four-year institution of higher education (IHE) and its
      school of arts and sciences;

(2) a Maryland public or independent two- or four-year institution of higher education (IHE) and
      its division of a higher education institution that prepares teachers and principals; and

(3) at least one Maryland high-need local education agency (LEA), as defined by the federal
      law.

Phase 13 FY 2015 Request for Applications
ITQ Technical Assistance Workshop (PPT)
ITQ FY 2015 Phase 13 Request for Application (DOC)
ITQ FY 2015 Phase 13 Request for Application (PDF)
MS Word Document Adobe PDF Document
Appendix A. MD High Need LEA Appendix A. MD High Need LEA
Appendix B. MD and Common Core Standards Appendix B. MD and Common Core Standards
Appendix C. National Standards Appendix C. National Standards
Appendix D. Definitions Appendix D. Definitions
Appendix E. Proposal Forms Appendix E. Proposal Forms
Appendix F. Guidance on Section 427 of GEPA Appendix F. Guidance on Section 427 of GEPA
Appendix G. Report Forms and Tables Appendix G. Report Forms and Tables
Appendix H. FFATA Reporting Forms Appendix H. FFATA Reporting Forms
FY 2013 & 2014 PROJECT ABSTRACTS
ITQ FY 13 Project Abstracts (doc) ITQ FY 13 Project Abstracts (pdf)
ITQ FY 14 Project Abstracts (doc) ITQ FY 14 Project Abstracts (pdf)
Phase 12 FY 2014 Request for Applications
MS Word Document Adobe PDF Document
ITQ FY 2014 Phase 12 Request for Applications ITQ FY 2014 Phase 12 Request for Applications
Appendix G. Report Forms and Tables Appendix G. Report Forms and Tables
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