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ERIC Number: ED510940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Leveraging Title I: A University-District Partnership to Improve K-12 Literacy. Case Study
Alliance for Excellent Education
In an initiative designed to help teachers meet the Highly Qualified Teacher requirement of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, the Arlington Independent School District (AISD) in Arlington, Texas has partnered with Texas Woman's University (TWU) to offer a master's degree in reading to any teachers working in Title I schools. This initiative is intended to help uncertified teachers gain state certification, qualify as "highly qualified," and to attract highly qualified teachers to work in Title I schools in Arlington. The program began in 2001 and is funded with monies from Title I, a federal funding stream for schools with a concentration of low-income students. In addition to helping teachers meet the "highly qualified" requirements, the adolescent literacy master's courses are designed to train secondary teachers in effective literacy strategies and to create teachers who can become leaders in their schools in the area of literacy learning. Ultimately, the program and its participants are seeking to improve student achievement in all subject areas.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001