U.S. Department of Education awards $9 million Teacher Quality Partnership grant to state of Iowa
The U.S. Department of Education announced the Iowa Department of Education, in partnership with UNI, Stanford University and UCLA is one of 12 organizations to receive a more than $9 million Teacher Quality Partnership grant, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The purpose of Iowa's Teacher Quality Partnership is to reform traditional university teacher preparation and improve learning and achievement in high need schools. Distinct components of the work of the grant include the use of innovation and technology in Iowa's classroom and UNI's educator preparation program. UNI teacher preparation students will be able to gain even more hands-on learning experiences by joining various classrooms of rural high-needs schools in Iowa through online technology such as video conferencing. To see the release visit their website.