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New Mexico Public Education Department: STEM and Hard-to-Staff Teacher Initiative

Deadline: April 8, 2016

The purpose of this initiative is to provides stipends to effective, highly effective, and exemplary STEM (grades 6-12), special education (K–12), bilingual (K–12), or other hard-to-staff teaching positions to serve in low performing (D/F) schools. These funds can be used as a stipend to recruit these hard-to-staff experts to teach in hard-to-staff schools or to attract and retain these teachers in low-performing schools. The goal is to provide all students with high-quality education in STEM, special education, bilingual, and other hard to staff areas that promote 21st century skills for college and career readiness

Amount: Stipends of $5,000, $7,500, and $10,000 per year will be awarded.

Eligibility: All New Mexico public school districts, state chartered schools, and state-supported schools that have been determined as “hard-to-staff.”

Please refer to the solicitation for information regarding teacher eligibility.

Link: http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/rfps.html

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