$7.7 Million in Grants Awarded to Eight States to Improve Training Systems to Help Students with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of $7.7 million in grants to eight states to improve training systems to help students with disabilities. The winning states are: Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Wyoming.
The Transition to Teaching (TTT) Grants Program is administered by the Office of Innovation and Improvement. TTT is part of the Teacher Quality Program, which supports and tests innovations in teacher and principal recruitment, preparation, and professional development. Click here to see the Department’s press release.
How do I get paid?
If you're a college student, you receive your student aid from your school's financial aid office. Contact your school for more information.
Other grantees receive payment through the Department's G5 system. When your grant is awarded, the Department will send you the information you need to get access to this system.
ED offers three kinds of grants:
U.S. Department of Education officials to keynote Midwest Regional School Improvement Grant Conferences in Chicago
U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Carl Harris will address the 2011 Midwest Regional School Improvement Grant Capacity-Building Conference for School Improvement Grant (SIG) recipients at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel.
One of the key responsibilities and roles that the Department of Education does hold is to provide funding for states, districts, schools, and other entities (non-profits, etc) to support educational initiatives and further education reform. We do have many different grant programs out there, especially within OESE, and I know we’ve gotten inquiries on who is eligible for these grants, and how one might apply.
One of the things I plan to do on this site is to regularly answer some of the most frequently asked questions that come through to our office, either by mail or email. There’s so much information out there, and I think it’s helpful for OESE to be able to provide some answers to questions that still may not be so clear.
So, here’s the first question I’m going to tackle. We’ve heard recently from a lot of folks who are wondering about the state of funding for education in the U.S. They have asked us specifically, “What is the Department doing to fund schools across the country?”
Education Secretary Duncan Announces $115.3 Million for 124 Grants to Improve Teaching of American History
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the award of $115.3 million to 124 school districts to improve the quality of teaching American history in our nation's schools.