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NTC highest-rated U.S. Department of Education i3 grant applicant

NTC Updates

The U.S. Department of Education announced New Teacher Center (NTC) is among 20 highest-rated Investing in Innovation (i3) applicants for the 2012 grant fund of over $140 million. NTC’s application received the top rating (98.83)of 844 total applicants.

The $14.726 million federal i3 Validation grant, contingent on NTC raising approximately $1.5 million in matching private funds by December 7, 2012, would allow NTC to expand its successful new teacher and school leader effectiveness work in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in Florida, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in Illinois and Grant Wood Area Education Agency (Grant Wood AEA) in Iowa.

i3 Validation grants are awarded to organizations viewed as able to scale at a regional or state level. This top rating is a validation of the results NTC is having across the country on improving the effectiveness of new teachers and advancing student learning, and it confirms NTC is poised for growth and greater impact.

NTC’s i3 Validation grant application proposes:

  1. Expanded implementation of NTC’s comprehensive induction programs in BCPS, CPS and Grant Wood AEA.
  2. Incorporation of NTC’s e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS) into work in BCPS, CPS and Grant Wood AEA.
  3. Initiation of NTC’s online program delivery platform, Learning Zone, in BCPS, CPS and Grant Wood AE.
  4. Independent third-party evaluation of NTC’s work in CPS, BCBP and Grant Wood AEA by SRI International.

NTC is currently working to raise$1.5 million in matching private funds required to secure its i3 Validation grant. If successful, the U.S. Department of Education will announce NTC as a 2012 i3 grant award recipient by Dec. 31, 2012.

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