MHEC TO PROVIDE GRANTS TO IMPROVE
Grants are part of federal No Child Left Behind funding
Annapolis, MD (August 9, 2007) -- The Maryland Higher
Education Commission is accepting proposals from
institutions of higher education interested in providing
teacher training as part of the federal government’s “No
Child Left Behind”. The purpose of the grants is to provide
professional development to teachers and principals in core
academic subject areas.
The awards total approximately $800,000 with a maximum grant
of $200,000. Grants will be awarded to K-16 partnerships
that include at least one public or private institution of
higher education and its division that prepares teachers and
principals, a school of arts and sciences, and a “high-need”
local education agency (LEA), which is defined by law as a
school system with a high number of students living in
poverty and a high percentage of teachers who are either
teaching outside the areas in which they were trained or who
lack full certification. The partnership may also include
additional LEAs, nonprofit cultural organizations, an
educational service agency, a teacher or principal
organization, businesses, and certain other entities.
The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and must
be used to improve teacher quality, increase the number of
highly qualified teachers and principals, and increase the
academic achievement of Maryland students.
A technical assistance meeting is scheduled for August 24,
2007 at the Gateway Business and Technology Training Center,
Room 2, in Columbia, Maryland (6751 Columbia Gateway Drive).
Proposals are due on December 12, 2007, and grant awards
will be made in February.
The RFP is available online at
For more information about the grant, contact Paula
Fitzwater at 410-260-4504.