On December 20, 2016 the United States Department of Education (USDE) launched the inaugural grant competition of the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program (TSL).  The TSL program is a new discretionary program at the Department that builds upon the former Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant program.  The program aims to support efforts of local educational agencies (LEAs) and States to focus on use and improvements in human capital management systems (HCMSs) and sustainable performance-based compensation systems (PBCSs), especially in high-need schools.  Its ultimate goal is to increase the effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders thereby increasing student achievement.

There is an information form for prospective peer reviewers and panel moderators that must be completed and submitted before you can be considered.  If you are interested in participating as a peer reviewer or panel moderator, please submit a copy of your resume (no more than 5 pages) and the completed information form to TSL@ed.gov by no later than March 31, 2017.   Applicants will be notified by no later than April 30, 2017 of whether they have been selected.  For more information about the TSL program visit http://innovation.ed.gov/what-we-do/teacher-quality/teacher-and-school-leader-incentive-program/ and contact TSL@ed.gov for form or if you have any questions.