Grow-Your-Own/Teacher Partnership Pathway Grant:
On March 2, 2021, ODE and the EAC announced
the 2020-2021 recipients of the Grow Your Own (GYO)/Teacher Pathways grant, which supports regional and local partnerships to diversify the teacher workforce, implement Oregon’s culturally responsive legislative initiatives, and mitigate and/or eliminate barriers to provide more equitable pathways in education for African American, Black, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, Indigenous, Latinx, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Multi-racial teachers.
The EAC received 27 grant applications, from 9 emerging and 18 existing programs, and all 27 grants have been awarded for a total amount of $6.8 million. The grants will support partnerships between the awardees and local school districts, education service districts, community colleges, universities, and community organizations. Grow Your Own programs help to develop and diversify the teaching workforce within local communities, which will reduce the demographic gap between students and teachers in Oregon. Grow Your Own programs create the conditions for community members to become teachers within their local regions and engender collaborative partnerships between educator preparation programs, early learning, and K-12 systems.
Information on 2021 GYO grantee partnerships is available here.