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LAUSD Wins Federal Money for Teacher Evaluation Reform

Samantha Oltman | September 27, 2012

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The U.S. Department of Education announced today that LAUSD is a big winner of its Teacher Incentive Fund competition, which will award $250 million in grants over a two-year period to school districts across the country.

The grants are meant to encourage districts to create “evaluation systems that reward success and drive decision-making on recruiting, retaining, and providing additional responsibilities to great teachers,” according to a Department of Education press release.

LAUSD will receive $16 million for a two-year program, one of the largest grants out of 35 awarded nationwide.

Two of the largest charter groups operating in Los Angeles, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools and Green Dot Public Schools, also received grant money. Aspire Public Schools, a charter group with schools in Los Angeles and across the state, received grant money as well.

Here’s a breakdown of the Teacher Incentive Funding in California:

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