Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School gets $3 million teacher grant

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School has been awarded a 5-year, $3 million federal grant for teacher training. Building on a current training program for new teachers with Georgia State University, the money will be used to improve math and science teaching and teacher satisfaction, effectiveness, and retention at ANCS and other Atlanta schools.

Among the activities covered by the grant: “mindfulness training” to help manage the emotional stress of teaching, and summer internships with scientists. Teachers in the program will also receive stipends to commit to continue teaching in the Maynard Jackson High School cluster of the Atlanta Public Schools.