New Jersey Department of Education

Minority Teacher Quality and Retention Program-Year 2

Division: Field Support and Services

Office:  Recruitment, Preparation and Certification

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The purpose of the Minority Teacher Quality and Retention Program (MTQRP) year two NGO is to continue to develop and implement a sustainable program of instructional coaching for teachers in high-poverty school districts.

The grantee will further develop and implement a sustainable, comprehensive program of instructional coaching and professional development in their partner district. Additional partners, though not required, can be brought into the program (additional partners would need to complete Attachment A). The program is to identify best practices and proven strategies to support new teacher effectiveness and retention, with a focus on the needs of minority teachers. The grantee is to continue developing a scalable and sustainable direct instructional coaching model with full implementation through June 2023. The instructional coaching program will:

(1) Continue a partnership with the high-poverty school district to identify and implement best practices for instructional coaching programs that promote retention.

(2) Develop a framework for providing effective instructional coaching to new teachers with an emphasis on minority teachers that includes, at a minimum, developing cohorts of school-based instructional coaches that will provide direct support to new teachers, in addition to the mentoring required pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:9C-5.1.

This is a Year 2 of a two-year grant program. One Year 2 continuation award will be made and is open to the applicant (Relay School of Graduate Education) selected through a competitive process in Year 1. The applicant may apply for up to $250,000.

Based on the availability of FY22 state appropriations, the Year 2 grant program will begin April 1, 2022 and end on June 30, 2023.

Eligible Agencies: Relay School of Graduate Education

Approximate Number of Awards: 1           Grant Program Type: Continuation

Total Amt. Available: 250,000                    Application Due Date: 3/17/2022


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