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Statement by Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott on $53 Million Teacher Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Education


“Having a great teacher is the single most important school-based factor in a student’s academic achievement, and when high performing teachers are provided opportunities to share best practices with other teachers, the instructional quality of the entire school improves. This grant allows us to recognize our highest performing teachers by creating a career ladder that keeps them in the classroom while they support the development of their peers. It will first be implemented in our all-important middle school grades, and I look forward to working with the UFT to roll-out this exciting program.”