The UF Lastinger Center’s Florida Master Teacher Initiative recently beat out nearly 1,700 other applicants nationwide for a share of the U.S. Department of Education’s $650 million Investing in Innovation (i3) grant.
Joining Lastinger in earning the $6 million grant, which includes a $1 million match from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, are the Miami-Dade Public Schools and The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation. The group was one of 49 winning applicants.
Lastinger and its partners are using this stimulus money to expand the Master Teacher program in Miami-Dade County.
The Miami Herald features Palm Springs Elementary (Hialeah) Principal Roxana Herrera's master teacher efforts.
Herrera is a finalist for the Council for Educational Change's Leonard Miller Principal Leadership Award.
To read the story on the Miami Herald website, please click here.
The graduate-school component of the University of Florida’s groundbreaking Florida Master Teacher Initiative has won the Association of Teacher Educators' coveted 2011 Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award.
The Florida Master Teacher Initiative’s Teacher Leadership for School Improvement Program offers highly effective, free, on-the-job graduate degrees to teachers in Miami-Dade, Pinellas, Duval and Collier counties’ most vulnerable schools.
The Miami Herald has featured the Florida Master Teacher Initiative's efforts in a recent article.
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