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USDOE Announces TIF Round 4 Awards

By Emily Douglas-McNab — September 27, 2012 1 min read
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Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the recipients of round four of the Teacher Incentive Fund. The TIF 4 competition has two components: the General TIF Competition and the TIF Competition with a Focus on STEM. The districts and states that secured awards include:

General TIF Competition

• Maricopa County Education Service Agency (AZ) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $57,876,323 • Alliance College-Ready Public Schools (CA) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $8,951,090 • Aspire Public Schools (CA) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $27,851,000 • Green Dot Public Schools (CA) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $11,739,504 • Los Angeles Unified School District (CA) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $49,201,628 • The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (CA) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $15,196,370 • The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (CA) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $13,003,085 • Harrison School District 2 (CO) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $9,084,022 • School District 1 in the City and County of Denver - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $28,484,271 • New Haven Public Schools (CT) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $53,387,865 • District of Columbia Public Schools (DC) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $62,282,839 • Gilchrist County School District (FL) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $26,777,822 • Hillsborough County Public Schools (FL) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $59,645,623 • The School Board of Broward County (FL) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $48,508,373 • School Board of Miami Dade County (FL) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $12,906,603 • School District of Lee County (FL) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $45,208,129 • Fort Wayne Community Schools (IN) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $42,042,705 • Maine Department of Education (ME) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $24,968,205 • Community Training and Assistance Center, Inc. (MA) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $8,101,728 • Education Achievement Authority of Michigan (MI) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $35,491,095 • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (NJ) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $39,703,502 • Center for Educational Innovation - Public Education Association (NY) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $9,590,932 • Center for Educational Innovation - Public Education Association (NY) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $11,404,537 • New York City Department of Education (NY) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $52,943,639 • Breakthrough Charter Schools (OH) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $10,376,776 • Charleston County School District (SC) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $23,696,491 • Tennessee Department of Education (TN) -Total (5-year) Project Cost: $18,418,665 • Education Service Center 18 (TX) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $40,753,332 • Life School of Dallas (TX) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $4,530,500

TIF Competition with a Focus on STEM

• The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (CA) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $9,569,093 • Orange County Public Schools (FL) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $25,101,398 • Calcasieu Parish School System (LA) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $29,351,636 • Washoe County School District (NV) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $25,540,700 • South Carolina Department of Education (SC) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $24,672,570 • Houston Independent School District (TX) - Total (5-year) Project Cost: $15,938,747

The Teacher Incentive Fund was first introduced in 2006 by then-Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings to encourage the education community and others to look at teacher and principal compensation in a different way. Round 1 awarded $99 million in 2007, and Round 2 awarded $97 million in 2008, which together provided funding for 33 projects across 109 districts in 18 states. In 2010, TIF Round 3 awarded $400 million to approximately 54 organizations across nine states. For more information about TIF 4 priorities and awards, visit USDOE’s website.

Over the past three years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with more than 60 districts and three state agencies as a strategic compensation advisor, educator, or design-facilitator. TIF provides innovative districts the opportunity to collaborate with teachers, principals, and the community to think outside the box when it comes to human capital issues. When teachers and principals are involved in a collaborative design process, districts are able to imagine, develop, and implement creative systems that recruit, reward, and retain highly effective staff.

Congratulation to the districts, states, and other education organizations who received TIF funds today. I will watch for opportunities to share their progress with readers over the next year!

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