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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2019 Fund Code: 216

Teacher Diversification Pilot Program

Funds Allocated:$1,728,314 (State)
Funds Requested:$3,192,448
Purpose: The competitive Teacher Diversification Pilot Program is designed to support local school district efforts to strengthen and diversify existing teacher recruitment and retention programs. Through the use of state funds, participating pilot school districts will engage in thoughtful approaches intended to increase the number of effective and diverse teachers in their schools.
Number of Proposals Received:14
Number of Proposals Recommended:14
Number of Proposals Not Recommended:0
Result of Funding: The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will provide $1,728,314 to fourteen (14) school districts to enhance and strengthen existing teacher recruitment and retention pipelines. As a result of funding, approximately two hundred (200) paraprofessionals with and without bachelor's degrees, provisionally licensed teachers, and/or former district graduates and recent college graduates will receive financial assistance in the form of tuition assistance toward an approved educator preparation program, Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) examination preparation and examination fee support.

Amherst-Pelham Regional School District$24,810
Boston Public Schools356,551
Brockton Public Schools35,619
Chelsea Public Schools282,786
Haverhill Public Schools4,000
Holyoke Public Schools340,980
Lowell Public Schools174,552
Malden Public Schools12,500
Pittsfield Public Schools41,020
Somerville Public Schools12,104
Springfield Public Schools (Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership)245,000
Springfield Public Schools8,032
Wayland Public Schools11,800
Worcester Public Schools178,560
Total State Funds$1,728,314

Last Updated: April 4, 2019

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