The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement recently opened applications for the Teacher Quality Partnership Program (TQP) to ensure all students have access to great educators who can help them succeed.
TQP builds partnerships between high-need schools and teacher preparation programs to prepare and support effective educators, either as an extension of an undergraduate degree program or using a “residency” model to give candidates real world experience and practice as they prepare to become outstanding educators. Since 2009, TQP has partnered with 64 grantees, representing an investment of more than $545 million. This year’s TQP grant competition will fund up to five grantees with an estimated $5 million and includes a focus on serving students in rural districts.
See http://innovation.ed.gov/what-we-do/teacher-quality/teacher-quality-partnership for more information.