JACKSON, Miss.–It was announced on Thursday that the Gates Foundation is giving a large grant to help education in the state of Mississippi.
Governor Phil Bryant announced at the Neshoba County Fair the state has been awarded a $300,000 sub grant for the National Board Certified Teacher Program here.
This will ensure more students will be taught year after year by teachers who have the proven skills to advance their learning and achievement.
National Board Certification is a rigorous process that allows teachers to demonstrate that they have met the profession’s highest standards in the subject that they teach.
“From piloting teacher merit pay programs to increasing teaching program entry standards and creating scholarships for students wishing to enter the teaching profession, Mississippi is taking strong steps in the right direction,” said Gov. Bryant.
The money will be used to recruit and support early career teachers to pursue National Board Certification and so far the program has helped more than 3,400 Mississippi teachers achieve National Board Certification.
“Thanks to the Gates Foundation, this grant will help us support more teachers in pursuing top standards, providing more students with the chance to learn and grow.”
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