The Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants Program for States (TQE-S) has awarded 2 new grants totaling $5,270,107 for the first year of a three-year grant period. The grant award performance period was effective October 1, 2005. Listed below are the grant award recipients and the amount awarded for FY 2005.
- Guam Department of Education (GU) $2,689,045
- Iowa Department of Education (IA) $2,581,062
The purpose of the TQE-S grant program is to provide grants to promote improvements in the quality of new teachers, with the ultimate goal of increasing student achievement in the nation's K-12 classrooms. State grants are designed to improve the quality of a state's teaching force by supporting the implementation of comprehensive statewide activities in the areas such as teacher licensing and certification, accountability for high-quality teacher preparation, and recruitment.
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