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The U.S. Department of Education recently announced a $46 million award to train 3, 750 teachers across the nation as part of their plan to invest in and scale up the research-based, early literacy intervention.

As part of this initiative, Texas Woman’s University has received a $3.7 million award to train 50 teachers a year for five years starting in 2010-2011.  These 250 teachers will work with the lowest performing first grade students and 10,000 other students in classroom and small group literacy support.

Texas Woman’s University is partnering with 14 other universities throughout the nation:  Clemson University, Georgia State University, Lesley University, National Lewis University, New York University, Oakland University, The Ohio State University, Saint Mary’s College, University of Arkansas-Little Rock, University of Connecticut, University of Kentucky, University of Maine, University of Northern Iowa, and University of South Dakota.

How can I qualify?

A school has to meet at least ONE of the following prioritized criteria to be eligible:

Priority 1: 

  • A school in Tier 1 on the state’s School Improvement Grant List
  • A Title I school in restructuring or corrective action
  • A school that is in a rural LEA. Rural LEA means an LEA that is eligible under the Small Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program or the Rural and Low-Income School (RLIS) program authorized under Title VI, Part B of the ESEA.
  • A school that has a sizeable population of ESL students equal to or above the current state average (indicate percentage of ESL population).

Priority 2:

  • A Title I school in Program Improvement (Year 1 or 2) or in a district in Program Improvement.

Priority 3:

  • Any other U.S. school (public, private, parochial, or charter).

What will my school and teachers receive?

The participating teacher will receive:

  • Tuition and fees to TWU for 6 hours of graduate coursework. (Est. value: up to $4,000.)
  • A training stipend of up to $1,500 per teacher to cover related educational expenses.

The participating school will receive:

  • Student books and professional texts for each participating teacher (approx. value $3,900).
  • Funds for the purchase of additional teaching supplies and materials. (up to $325 per teacher)
  • International Data Evaluation Center (IDEC) fee per teacher.
  • Fees to ISDs providing the teacher leaders.

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