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Posted September 25, 2014

Request for Proposals for Cycle-13 of the Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program
The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) receives, and the Academic Affairs group administers, approximately $1.2 million each year in federal funds for the professional development of K-12 teachers. The staff distributes an annual Request for Proposals (RFP), manages the evaluation of proposals, makes awards and monitors/evaluates the professional development activities.

A list of funded projects, technical assistance workshop information, the most recent RFP and reimbursement forms are available on the MDHE’s website.

Send us your success stories!
Each month the Department sends out the “Top 10 by 20 UPDATE” to nearly 10,000 people around the state, which highlights activities in the Department that relate to our Top 10 by 20 initiative. We would also like to highlight some of the great things happening in schools around the state. Possible examples include awards or honors your district has received, student achievement, new programs started by your district, educator profiles, etc.

National Excellence in Urban Education Award Program
Each year, the National Excellence in Urban Education Award Program identifies and celebrates some to the nation’s best urban schools. Since 2006, the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) has awarded 89 elementary, middle, and high schools in 22 states. These urban public and public charter schools serve low-income communities, do not use selective admission criteria, and boost achievement results that exceed state averages for all students. The eligibility criteria are available at http://ncust.org/wp/awards/criteria/, and the award application can be accessed at http://www.ncust.org. The deadline is Nov. 14, 2014.

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