CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District was selected to receive a $5 million grant "to prepare teachers to succeed in high-need schools."
According to CMS officials, the district has agreed to a three-year partnership with national teacher-training organization, The New Teacher Project. The partnership will work to develop training programs for teachers in Beacon and L.I.F.T schools, schools with high poverty and schools with a history of low achievement, according to district officials.
Superintendent Clayton Wilcox released this statement Thursday:
School officials said The New Teacher Project will "work with CMS to ensure that the program is sustainable and the district can manage and fund it independently after the grant ends."
The grant money will also be be used in school districts in Oklahoma and Massachusetts.
Dr. Kondra Rattley, who leads the district's Beacon Initiative. released this statement:
The New Teacher Project reportedly managed the TEACH Charlotte program and trained over 300 teachers between 2000 and 2016, according to school officials.