Today, Relay Graduate School of Education announced its expansion to serve students and teachers of Washington, D.C. The student population’s expected growth creates the need for ensuring that educators have the knowledge to increase the effectiveness of the classroom. The opening of Relay’s 15th campus will bring teacher development to D.C.’s diverse community.
This week, Congress passed a 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill that protects funding for AmeriCorps but cuts funding to the Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants program (Title IIA) by approximately 10% along with a set of important competitive grants that support educators by as much as 30%.
In 2016, Relay launched a new opportunity in concert with its National Principals Academy fellowship, designed specifically for principal supervisors. The National Principal Supervisors Academy track is unique among professional development programs for administrators in that it focuses exclusively on preparation for instructional leadership.
In August 2016, a group of New York City teachers participated in the first Relay Summer Coding Institute, a one-week intensive program focused on computer science pedagogy and content. The Institute was a pilot program designed to prepare more teachers to offer coding classes and clubs at their schools.
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