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Atlanta Gets Teacher Grant

By The Associated Press — February 09, 2010 1 min read

The Atlanta school district has received $10 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help continue a program designed to attract and retain high-quality teachers. Superintendent Beverly Hall said the three-year grant will help the 50,000-student district establish a better way to evaluate and support teachers. The district hopes to train principals to monitor teacher effectiveness and set up performance-based pay for educators, she said.

A version of this article appeared in the February 10, 2010 edition of Education Week as Atlanta Gets Teacher Grant