$7.3 Million for Teacher Training at High-Need Schools

California State University, Chico has received a $7.3 million grant from the Department of Education to partner with high-need schools in four North State school districts to improve teaching and aid student achievement. CSU, Chico was one of 28 universities nationally to be awarded $43 million in federal Teacher Quality Partnership grants. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, in a news release Sept. 29, said the grants will “improve student academic achievement by strengthening teacher preparation, training and effectiveness and help school districts attract potential educators from a wide-range of professional backgrounds into the teaching profession.” The school districts partnering with CSU, Chico’s School of Education are Cascade Union, Marysville Unified, Orland Joint Unified and Palermo Union. The complete news release is available here.

October 2009

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