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Improving Teacher Quality 2009 Request for Proposals

The Commission has issued Requests for Proposals for two initiatives:
  • Initiative #1:
    Grant proposals for Initiative #1 are limited to projects that help middle school teachers address achievement gaps among their students. Successful applicants will develop an approach to serving teachers that includes at least one whole department within the school or schools they are serving.
       Addressing the Achievement Gap in Middle Schools
  • Initiative #2:
    This initiative is intended to provide funding for up to four master grantee institutions of higher education (IHEs) that will be responsible for managing the Teacher-Based Academic Reform (T-BAR) pilot program.
       Teacher-Based Reform (T-BAR)

If you are interested in applying, you must first check the eligibility of your LEA partner also learn more about what constitutes an eligible partnership.

If you were unable to attend one of our Technical Assistance Workshops, it is highly recommended that you listen to the archived audio footage and review the associated materials .

Title II-A Formula Grants

Title II, Part A, Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting is a federal categorical program that combines the former Title II Eisenhower Professional Development and Title VI Federal Class-Size Reduction into one program. The purpose of Title II is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts (1) improve teacher and principal quality through professional development and other activities and (2) ensure all teachers are highly qualified. Most California school districts are entitled to annual funding based on a formula that includes poverty and population data. Annual entitlements for districts may be found at -- select the appropriate funding year and click on Funding Results, then on the "Schedule" under Entitlements on the next page. The schedule is listed in county order, and all districts for the state are listed. These funds may be used for the same purposes as the Improving Teacher Quality State Grants and may be used to augment state grant funds.