Definition of High-Needs Districts Used in Math Science Partnership Request for Proposals

One of the states served by SECC is seeking information on what other states in the Southeast are using for the definition of “high needs districts” in terms of their Math Science Partnership requests for proposals.

Below is the definition from the U.S. Department of Education on high-need local educational agencies (LEAs):

ESEA defines a high-need LEA as an LEA—(a) That serves not fewer than 10,000 children from families with incomes below the poverty line (as that term is defined in section 9101(33) of the ESEA), or for which not less than 20 percent of the children served by the LEA are from families with incomes below the poverty line; and (b) For which there is (1) a high percentage of teachers not teaching in the academic subjects or grade levels that the teachers were trained to teach, or (2) a high percentage of teachers with emergency, provisional, or temporary certification or licensing.

Report Summary
The Southeast Comprehensive Center completed this report in response to a request by a state
department of education for information regarding what other states are using for the definition of
high-need districts in their requests for proposals for Mathematics and Science Partnerships.
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