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September 23, 2010
Susan Castillo Statement on Chalkboard and McMinnville School District’s Successful National Bid for Combined $20M in Federal Funding
SALEM – “This is a proud day for Oregon and terrific news for our students. Congratulations to both Chalkboard and McMinnville School District for winning a combined $20M in Teacher Incentive Grants from the federal government. Both are reforming the way our state works with teachers and administrators in order to increase student achievement. Both have shown tremendous commitment to doing what is best for our students by providing leadership that empowers and supports educators with the end goal of raising student achievement.”
For copies of Chalkboard and McMinnville’s winning applications go to: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/teacherincentive/awards.html
The Teacher Incentive Fund program supports efforts to develop and implement performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems in high-need schools.
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