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School districts receiving funding to improve skills of teachers

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Nearly four and a half million dollars is going to school districts around Michigan to improve the skills of teachers and administrators.


The federal funding is being dispersed to 72 school districts throughout the state.

Officials said the goal is to develop, support, and sustain a high-quality and prepared education workforce.

Leah Breen is the director of the Office of Educator Excellence at the Michigan Department of Education.

“This is the first time I believe that we’ve had a grant award that is specifically for purposes of coaching, mentoring, and improving feedback that teachers receive for purposes of educator evaluation.”

Breen said in general, the funds were split up in a fashion that provides each educator up to two-thousand dollars.

Districts that received funding include Alpena and Traverse City Public Schools, and the International Academy of Saginaw.