This project was designed to combat the learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and help accelerate student achievement in some of Metro Detroit's highest-need communities. Because the pandemic had very different effects on students, different interventions are needed to help those who suffered serious setbacks. Targeted approaches like individual or small-group tutoring, summer learning or enrichment, or comprehensive after-school programs will help struggling students get back on track.
These funds will be utilized to increase teacher and school leader effectiveness and improve student learning and academic performance in six (6) high-need schools.
“This Teacher and School Leader federal grant will help accelerate learning recovery and target support in our three (3) high need districts. We are excited for this opportunity to partner together and build on the strengths in these schools to show what is possible when every educator is supported, and every student can learn from a world-class teacher.”
- Vivian Palmer, GoodLife Agency CEO and LEAP Project Director
“The TSL grant is a game-changing opportunity for George Washing Carver Academy and the City of Highland Park. This grant is targeted at the heart of improving performance in schools, focusing on teachers and instruction.” - Sylvia Brown, Superintendent
“Our academy continues to suffer under the weight of the effects of lead poisoning and COVID-19 Pandemic has had on the educational system. The TSL grant will enable us to train and retain highly effective educators. We extend our gratitude to the GoodLife Agency and North Flint Reinvestment Cooperation for this amazing opportunity.” - DeNesha Rawls-Smith, Principal
“The River Rouge School District is excited to be awarded the Local Educator Agency Partnership (LEAP) Grant. This grant will create opportunities for teachers and leaders throughout the district to be rewarded for raising student achievement and demonstrating professional excellence.” - Dr. Derrick R. Coleman, Superintendent