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02/18/14

Teacher and School Leader Effectiveness Grants Announced by Department of Education

LongIsland.com (NY) (02/18/14)

New York State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr., announced that 42 school districts and charter schools and eight consortia received Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (STLE) 3 Program grant award notifications for a total of $24.2 million. "This is about supporting our educators and helping our students succeed. Districts across the state are already using the STLE grant to successfully develop and support effective educators. Research shows the best way to help students succeed is to have effective teachers and principals in every school building. The STLE grants are an important part of our implementation of the higher standards we've set for our students. The grants will help more students graduate from high school ready for college and careers," King said. The grants support districts and charter schools adopting a comprehensive approach to recruitment, development, support, retention, and equitable distribution of effective teachers and school leaders as part of their implementation of an Annual Professional Performance Review plan. Some of the plans include the development and implementation of career ladders for educators, individualized support for new and early career educators, and peer coaches, among other strategies. For a list of preliminary recipients of the STLE 3 grant, go here.
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