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The School Leadership Program
Provides competitive grants to assist high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) with recruiting, training, and retaining principals and assistant principals.

Teaching American History
Supports programs that raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of American history.

Teach Quality Partnership Grant Program
The purposes of the Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) program are to: improve student achievement; improve the quality of new prospective teachers by improving the preparation of prospective teachers and enhancing professional development activities for teachers; hold teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education accountable for preparing highly qualified teachers; and recruit highly qualified individuals, including minorities and individuals from other occupations, into the teaching force. More specifically, the TQP Grants Program seeks to improve the quality of new teachers by creating partnerships among IHEs, high-need school districts (local educational agencies (LEAs)) their high-need schools, and/or high-need early childhood education (ECE) program. These partnerships would create model teacher preparation programs at the pre-baccalaureate level through the implementation of specific reforms of the IHE's existing teacher preparation programs, and/or model teaching residency programs for individuals with strong academic and/or professional backgrounds but without teaching experience. The TQP Grants Program may also support school leadership programs to train superintendents, principals, ECE program directors, and other school leaders in high-need or rural LEAs.

Improving Teacher Quality State Grants (Title II)
The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and school districts ensure that all teachers are highly qualified to teach. State and local education agencies, as well as State agencies for higher education, may use these funds creatively to address challenges to teacher quality, whether they concern teacher preparation and qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, professional development, teacher retention, or to increase the capacity of school leaders.

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