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DOE awards $1 million to train teachers of children with disabilities

RoseS-2008.jpgThe U.S. Department of Education has awarded $1 million over five years to the Department of Educational Psychology to support training of teachers who work with deaf children who have additional disabilities. The funds will support 15 students by covering tuition and fees, plus a stipend, according to associate professor and coordinator of special education programs Susan Rose.

"Ultimately this will help improve services and support to children with special needs across the state of Minnesota," said Rose.

The DOE announced the award to the University as part of 38 grants totaling $9 million given to institutions of higher education in 21 states for training educators to improve the services and results for children with disabilities.

"Our success in building a better America is measured in terms of helping all children reach their full potential," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "These grants will support training for early learning providers and educators to make sure that infants, toddlers, children, and young people with disabilities are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and transition to living independent and fulfilling lives."

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