7 school districts get grants to prepare, retain teachers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Seven Illinois school districts have received state grants to promote teacher preparation and retention.
The Illinois State Board of Education announced Educator Effectiveness grants totaling $1 million on Tuesday.
Four districts will receive grants encouraging leadership roles for new teachers to promote retention. Bunker Hill School District 8 and Altamont District 10 will receive $75,000 each. Calumet District 132 in Calumet Park and Township High School District 214 in Arlington Heights will receive $50,000 apiece.
Three districts working with universities to ensure teacher preparation get $50,000 grants. North Chicago District 187 will work with National Louis University; Woodstock District 200 with Aurora University; and the Chicago Public Schools with Roosevelt University.
Implementation grants of $200,000 are available in the second year for these districts.
Educator Effectiveness Grants: https://bit.ly/2WR9qPU