Boulder City - The Magazine® August, 2004 Issue
U.S. Congressman Jon C. Porter
Washington, DC-Congressman Jon Porter (R-NV) announced today the awarding of a Department of Education grant to the Clark County School District. The grant of $1, 491,150.00 will provide for improving teacher quality and retention in the Clark County School District. The grant will be effective from August 1, 2004 through July 31, 2005.
"I am proud to have been able to secure these much needed funds for the Clark County School District,” said Porter. “This grant will help the Clark County School District alleviate the challenges of explosive population growth by providing funds for recruiting and retaining teachers. With an addition of an average 15,000 students and 2,000 teachers per year, grants like this one will help keep the teachers in our schools and provide the neediest children with the highest quality education available.”
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|”We are so pleased to receive this grant made possible through Congressman Porter’s work,” said Dr. George Ann Rice, Associate Superintendent of the Clark County School District. Dr. Rice continued, “The funds are being used to provide support and provide on-going professional development to teachers new to the district who have been assigned to one of 13 pilot at-risk schools. The grant will also provide resources for continuing teachers in those same 13 schools who want to participate in the process to become certified as National Board Certified teachers. The pilot has already received national attention, particularly from the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future.”
The Teacher Quality Improvements Grant awarded to the Clark County School District was a direct result of Congressman Porter’s work with Chairman Regula of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, during the Fiscal Year 2004 Appropriations process. The grant will fund a pilot project to improve the quality of teachers and the retention of teachers who work in schools serving the Clark County School District. This will be achieved through a combination of professional development, increased mentoring from veteran teachers, and other in-school support for teachers in the most challenging learning environments.
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