Improving Teacher Quality State Grants
To receive a high-quality education, a student must have a capable teacher. That's why the federal government created the Improving Teacher Quality State Grants. Ensuring that all teachers are highly qualified to teach increases the academic achievement of students and school districts.
Each year, the Coordinating Commission awards Improving Teacher Quality State Grants to Nebraska's innovative leaders in education. Grants are not awarded to individuals, but to partnerships formed by local, high-need educational agencies and a Nebraska college or university. These partnerships design and produce professional development activities to improve the skills of teachers, paraprofessionals, and principals.
The deadline to submit a proposal for a 2013-14 grant has passed. These grants will be awarded at the Jan. 23, 2014 Commission meeting. A Request for Proposals for the 2014-15 grants will be issued in summer 2014.
Past Grant Recipients
For more information or if you have any questions about ITQ grants, please contact Dr. Kathleen Fimple, Academic Programs Officer, at (402) 471-0030 or by email at Kathleen.Fimple@nebraska.gov