Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos awarded more than $20 million in new funding tosupport innovative teacher preparation models that prepare prospective andnew teachers to serve students in high-need schools. Under the TeacherQuality Partnership (TQP) program, the Department of Education made 31awards totaling $20.1 million. Recipients include more than two dozenschool districts, institutions of higher education (IHEs) and nonprofitorganizations.Over two-thirds of the funded projects are specifically designed to betterprepare teachers for teaching STEM and computer science, includinginnovative ideas such as enabling teachers to earn micro-credentials inthe field of computer science. Nearly half of the funded projects willtake place in a Qualified Opportunity Zone (seehere [https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/opportunity-zones-frequently-asked-questions?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=]for more about Opportunity Zones. See new grantees here [https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/secretary-education-betsy-devos-announces-more-20-million-new-grant-awards-innovative-teacher-prep?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=].