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7 school districts get grants to prepare, retain teachers

June 19, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Seven Illinois school districts have received state grants to promote teacher preparation and retention.

The Illinois State Board of Education announced Educator Effectiveness grants totaling $1 million on Tuesday.

Four districts will receive grants encouraging leadership roles for new teachers to promote retention. Bunker Hill School District 8 and Altamont District 10 will receive $75,000 each. Calumet District 132 in Calumet Park and Township High School District 214 in Arlington Heights will receive $50,000 apiece.

Three districts working with universities to ensure teacher preparation get $50,000 grants. North Chicago District 187 will work with National Louis University; Woodstock District 200 with Aurora University; and the Chicago Public Schools with Roosevelt University.

Implementation grants of $200,000 are available in the second year for these districts.

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Educator Effectiveness Grants: https://bit.ly/2WR9qPU

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