Houston Independent School District announced three university educator preparation programs will be awarded Grow Your Own grants through HISD’s competitive grant program to create pathways for aspiring educators to become teachers for free and get paid to do so.
HISD’s Grow Your Own grant program funds partnerships with educator preparation programs from Texas public institutions of higher education to prepare future teachers. Participants will be able to earn their bachelor’s degree and Texas teaching license while being paid as a full-time teaching assistant in HISD.
Houston Independent School District is preparing to submit the 2023-2024 ESSA Consolidated Federal Grant Application—the nation’s education law and commitment to equal opportunity for all students—on June 23, 2023.
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Section 8306(a)(7) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Program-Specific Provisions and Assurances require HISD to receive public comment before the application is submitted to the Texas Education Agency.
The public comment period is from May 16, 2023, to June 7, 2023.
The National Wildlife Federation is offering two grant opportunities
for HISD schools. Applications are due Monday, June 15.
One grant focuses on secondary schools interested in
developing nature-based solutions to community stormwater runoff or flooding.
The second is open to all grade levels and emphases energy literacy.
Energy and Sustainability Quality Assurance Analyst
Stephanie Walker said schools should apply despite the uncertainty surrounding
the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Department of Education funding to target teacher recruitment, STEM programs
The Houston Independent School District has been awarded three grants, including one that is believed to be the largest grant the district has ever received.
Each of the three grants is from the U.S. Department of Education. The largest totals $47 million and will go to recruiting and retaining the best teachers and administrators at the district’s most struggling schools.
The district also received a nearly $15 million grant for STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math — education at six HISD schools, and a $1.3 million grant that will go toward professional development for music and arts teachers in high-poverty schools. Continue reading