Through innovative grants and pilot programs PESB is responding to employer workforce demands and expanding the diversity of our state’s educators.
Advancing Equity Grant
The Advancing Equity Grant is a new, two year grant of up to $10,000/year. The purpose of the grant is to increase equity in educator preparation programs across the state and informing broader PESB policy connected to cultural responsiveness and equity. This page contains information on the grant, including meeting dates, a timeline, and an FAQ.
Alternative Route to Teaching Block Grant
The Alternative Route to Teaching Block Grant (ARBG) provides funding for preparation programs, districts, and candidate scholarships to support alternative route programs engaging “grow your own” teacher strategies to address district need. See below for information on the current round of the Alternative Route Block Grant, such as the grant timeline, informational videos, and application materials. Additionally, links to archived materials from past rounds of the grant can be found here.
Bilingual Educators Initiative
The Recruiting Washington Teachers – Bilingual Educators Initiative (RWT – BEI) pilot project is aimed at recruiting, preparing, and mentoring bilingual high school students, in order to prepare them to become future bilingual teachers and counselors in the state of Washington. This page contains information on the grant.
Collaborative Schools for Innovation and Success
This page contains documents such as progress reports and award announcements from the Collaborative Schools for Innovation and Success (CSIS) pilot program. These pilot projects enable colleges of education to collaborate with school districts to establish collaborative schools for innovation and success, serving particularly at-risk and low-achieving students.
“Grow Your Own” pilot program
This page contains information, as well as links to resources and reports, on the “Grow Your Own” pilot program, a privately funded grant initiative ending June 31, 2019. The purpose of this pilot program is to build an educator workforce that is representative of the district student population they serve and develop individuals to teach in the district’s identified high need subject areas.
Paraeducator pilot program
The Paraeducator Board is seeking proposals from Washington State school districts and Educational Service Districts (ESD) to pilot the paraeducator state standards of practice and the professional development certificates.
Teaching Equity grant
The Teaching Equity Network is a network of cross-sector collaborators promoting equity in the preparation of future educators, equity in pathways into teaching, and ongoing training around equity and culturally responsive practices for educators. This page contains information on the Teaching Equity Network Fund grant.