Ready to Teach

To carry out a national telecommunications-based program to improve teaching, and prepare students to achieve challenging academic standards, in core curriculum areas.

The Ready to Teach program also supports digital educational programming grants that enable eligible entities to develop, produce,
and distribute educational and instructional video programming.
Examples of Funded Projects

In FY 2005, the most recent year that new awards were made in this program, the Department funded a grant to Alabama Public Television and the Alabama State Department of Education to lead a multi-state collaborative effort to provide online staff development programs for educators.

Eight state departments of education and their public broadcast station partners have joined together in this partnership to address the need for accessible professional development opportunities.

Partners in the Alabama Public Television e-Learning for Educators project include the following States: Alabama, Delaware, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Boston College, Education Development Corporation (EDC) and Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) are providing technical assistance, consultation, and evaluation.

Alabama Public Television is administering the grant.

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.