ERIC Number: ED483374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Status of Improving Teacher Quality State Grants--Title II, Part A, No Child Left Behind. Commission Report 04-10.
California Postsecondary Education Commission
This item provides an overview of projects in California's current portfolio of K-12 teacher professional development activities funded under the federal Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional State Grant and the Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) State Grant Programs. Under the two federal initiatives, since 1986 the Commission has received approximately $68 million to award grants to various educational agencies to provide training to prospective, new, and veteran K-12 teachers. The training focuses on improving subject matter content knowledge and pedagogical skills in mathematics, science, reading, history, economics, foreign language, and civics. Congress originally authorized K-12 professional development state grant programs in 1984 under Title II of the Education for Economic Security Act (EESA) (Public Law 98-377). The first program was designed to improve instruction in elementary and secondary mathematics, science, and foreign languages. In 1989, under the reauthorized federal Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (ESEA), the emphasis on professional development was continued and Congress authorized the program as the Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education State Grant Program (Public Law 100-297). The Eisenhower Program focused on mathematics and science instruction. In 1994, the Eisenhower Program was continued under the reauthorized ESEA, Improving America's School Act (Public Law 103-382), and included mathematics, science, reading, arts, civics and government, economics, English, foreign languages, geography, and history.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.