IMPROVING EDUCATOR QUALITY
The Improving Educator Quality (IEQ) grant program seeks to increase the academic achievement of all students through professional development initiatives that ensure K-12 teachers and administrators are highly qualified.
Previously named the Eisenhower Professional Development Program for Math and Science, the IEQ gives the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) flexibility to fund professional development initiatives in all core academic subjects. The CPE issues a request for proposals annually and awards grants to partnerships that deliver research-based, job-embedded professional development to K-12 teachers. Currently, the priority areas for IEQ funding are: mathematics and science, reading, and foreign language. The IEQ program is supported by federal funds authorized by Title II, Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act.