The Coordinating Commission at its Jan. 24 meeting voted to fund through a federal grant program four projects designed to improve teachers' content knowledge and professional skills.
The Commission administers the Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) grants for Nebraska. These grants are designed to help increase student achievement by providing educators with professional development activities to improve their knowledge and teaching skills.
The grants provide funds to partnerships established between Nebraska postsecondary institutions and high-need, low-income local education agencies (LEAs), most often school districts. The partners use the funds for specific projects pertaining to core academic subjects.
A full list and descriptions of the selected programs, as well as the funding they'll receive, can be found on the Commission website. Programs will benefit teachers from school districts across the state.