Grant funds available to operate a high school teacher academy

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February 24, 2020

Grant funds available to operate a high school teacher academy

Applications are now available for a competitive grant to initiate, or continue to operate, a Recruiting Washington Teachers (RWT) high school teacher academy program. 

Who should apply?

School districts and tribal compact schools in Washington State are eligible to apply.

When are applications due?

March 16, 2020 at 5 p.m.

How do I apply?

Review the grant application information packet for additional information and application details.

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What is Recruiting Washington Teachers?

Recruiting Washington Teachers (RWT) is a high school teacher academy program aimed at recruiting and supporting diverse future teachers. RWT uses a “Grow Your Own” approach; growing future teachers from within local communities, which helps to address teacher shortages across Washington State. RWT programs work to align the diversity of educators and students and eliminate the opportunity gap for students from underserved groups, with a specific focus on multicultural and multilingual students, and students of color.

By supporting participants as they complete high school, apply to and attend college, the RWT program strengthens the pathway from high school to teaching, with the goal that students will become not only certified teachers, but also education leaders who make a difference in their communities. Learn more about RWT.

Upcoming grant for Recruiting Washington Teachers - Bilingual Educators Initiative (RWT-BEI)

Applications are coming soon for a competitive grant to support the creation of high school teacher academy programs focused on developing future bilingual educators. Learn more about the RWT-BEI grant.