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U.S. Department of Education awards NTC $4.98M SEED grant for innovative work in Hillsborough County Public Schools

From the U.S. Department of Education news release:

“Effective teachers and principals are so central to boosting student achievement and producing better outcomes for children,” Duncan said. “These grants are excellent examples of ways to support teachers and school leaders and develop the next generation of world-class educators.”

The New Teacher Center in Santa Cruz, Calif., will use its award of nearly $4.98 million to support novice teachers and principals in the Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida. The grant will fund teacher mentor and principal coaches to provide intensive support for each beginning teacher and new principal to ensure that they are having a positive impact on student learning right from the start of their careers. The program will reach 1,200 new teachers in elementary, middle, and senior high schools throughout the county.

A Gates Foundation grant, Empowering Effective Teaching, generated the original opportunity for NTC to support the mentors and induction initiatives in Hillsborough County Public Schools.

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