District wins teacher-training grant to help narrow achievement gaps

02/9/2010 | Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Ohio's Columbus school district secured a $1.25 million grant with the help of its teachers union to train educators to better address racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps among students at its neediest schools. The NEA Foundation is providing the funding for five years of professional-development activities such as teacher mentoring and analyzing student data at 13 high-needs schools, where 90% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. The grant will also promote parental involvement.

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