My Brother’s Keeper – Teacher Opportunity Corps II (TOC II)

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The purpose of TOC is to increase the participation rate of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged individuals in teaching careers.  TOC Programs will:

•     include instructional strategies designed to meet the learning needs of students placed at risk;

•     incorporate the use of mentors and other high quality support systems for pre-service and new teachers that are designed to ensure a lasting and positive effect on classroom performance;

•     reflect current research on teaching and learning; culturally and linguistically relevant teaching; youth development; restorative practices; and STEM concentrations at the elementary, middle & high school levels;

•     integrate a clinically rich pre-service model with a 10 month internship experience and includes partnerships with high- needs schools to help them address the recurrent teacher shortage areas; and

•     foster retention in teaching of highly qualified individuals who value diversity and equity.



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State Statute:             Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2016

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FUNDING SOURCE(S): 2016-2017

State-                           100%


Special Revenue-       

Total-                           $3,000,000


NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS SERVED: funds not yet awarded