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September 27, 2012

$5 Million Grant Awarded to the University of Florida to Provide Technical Assistance to Develop Effective Educators

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of a $5 million grant to the University of Florida to establish a center to support the development of effective educators to serve students with disabilities.

September 25, 2012

$1.5 Million Grant Awarded to Vanderbilt University for New Center on Developing Coursework for Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education today announced a $1.5 million grant to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., to create a national center to develop coursework and teacher training materials to help students with disabilities achieve their academic potential.

March 2, 2012

Department Announces New Effort to Strengthen Accountability for Students with Disabilities

Today, the Department of Education announced new steps to help close the achievement gap for students with disabilities by moving away from a one-size-fits-all, compliance-focused approach to a more balanced system that looks at how well students are being educated in addition to continued efforts to protect their rights.

September 29, 2010

Department Awards $3.5 Million to 15 Special Education Parent Centers; One Million Dollars to Ten Community Parent Resource Centers

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $3.5 million in grants to operate 15 special education Parent Training and Information (PTI) Centers in 11 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. The Department also awarded $1 million to provide funding for ten Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs).

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