Great news — MASA’s Mentor Coaching program qualifies for the newly announced Title II A grants that will be offered for the 2018-19 school year through the Michigan Department of Education.

MASA’s Mentor Coaching program pairs veteran superintendents with new superintendents to help support them in the important work they do. As new superintendents step into leadership roles every school year, they realize there is a steep learning curve. Veteran superintendents who have been on the job for years are ready, willing and able to lend the support they know every new superintendent needs. Each Mentor Coaching pair will work together to identify areas of support for the new superintendent, and customize each coaching experience based on those needs.

The MDE announced on July 12 that it will award approximately $2 million for its Title II, Part A, Teacher and Leader Instruction Competitive Grants Program. The application opens on July 20 and is due on Aug. 10.

The MDE is offering a technical assistance webinar on July 19 at 10:00 a.m. To participate in the webinar go to: https://educatortalent.adobeconnect.com/title2a/.

Read the full details from the MDE at https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Title_IIA_Request_for_Proposals_2018_627374_7.pdf.