Thursday, May 02, 2013
Contact: Pat Dickson, University Communications 304-746-1971

Faculty members land $400,000 in grants to support professional development for teachers

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Faculty members in Marshall University’s Graduate School of Education and Professional Development have received five grants totaling $409,447 to support professional development for teachers.

The grants were received through the Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Program (Title II). The initiative is part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, which emphasizes teacher quality as a factor in improving student achievement. The Title II program focuses on preparing, training and recruiting high-quality teachers and principals and requires states to develop plans to ensure all teachers teaching core academic subjects are highly qualified.

The projects funded at Marshall include:

The grant funds are administered through the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
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