U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Thursday that Seattle Public Schools is among the winning applicants of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant competition.
The five-year TIF program seeks to strengthen the education profession by rewarding excellence, attracting teachers and principals to high-need and hard to staff areas, and providing all teachers and principals with the feedback and support they need to succeed.
Seattle Public Schools will receive $12,498,772 over five years.
"The receipt of the TIF grant is a powerful endorsement of the work that our teachers, principals and staff are doing to accelerate student achievement and eliminate the achievement gap," said Maria L. Goodloe-Johnson, Ph.D., Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools.[[In-content Ad]]