School district receives $4 million grant - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

School district receives $4 million grant

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CHERRY VALLEY, AR (KAIT) -

A grant will help a Region 8 school to attract and keep teachers as well as provide opportunities for career advancement.

The Cross County School District received a $4,032,004, five-year Teacher Incentive Grant to expand and improve work to increase the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders.

The district will be working with the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) and the Arkansas Tech University College of Education.

"Our educators have pioneered groundbreaking new ways of supporting improvement in classroom instruction by implementing NIET's TAP System for Teacher and Student Advancement," Cross County Superintendent Carolyn Wilson said. "I am excited that this grant will allow us to build on that work and take it to the next level." 

In addition to the grant, district officials will use research-based teaching standards to guide classroom instruction, build teamwork and support new teachers to enter the classroom and be effective on day one. 

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