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A Quality Teacher in Every Classroom

Preparing, Training and Recruiting
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Purpose of the Program

This program represents the largest and most comprehensive Federal investment in preparing, training and recruiting teachers and principals. Nearly $3 billion will be made available to States through formula grants to prepare, train, and recruit high-quality teachers. This program has three goals: (1) to increase student academic achievement through the use of strategies based on scientifically-based research in what works to improve teacher and principal quality; (2) to increase the number of highly qualified teachers and principals; and (3) to hold educational agencies and schools accountable for improvements in teacher quality and student academic achievement.

New Program Improvements and Resources

The No Child Left Behind Act that President Bush signed into law consolidates several smaller Federal programs into one comprehensive grant program for States, giving them flexibility to meet their teacher training, recruiting, and retention needs. This change will help to improve children’s education by assisting States and districts to ensure that every classroom is led by a highly qualified teacher. Last year, President Bush signed legislation that appropriated for this program a total of $2.85 billion to States, local educational agencies, and partnerships for 2002. This amount represents a 35 percent increase in teacher quality funds, as compared with 2001. President Bush’s FY-03 budget proposes sustaining this commitment .


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