Girls with disabilities, Latino students, young offenders and high school freshmen of all sorts are among the groups that will be helped through almost $11.5 million in grants made to the UO College of Education this year.
The funding comes from the Institute of Education Sciences, the primary research arm of the U.S. Department of Education. The money will go primarily to five initiatives that seek to improve education opportunities for children from preschool age to high school.
Ranked second nationally among public university graduate schools of education, the College of Education is a national leader in preparing new generations of teachers. With more than $30 million in total federal grant and research funding annually, the college is in the top three nationally in funding per tenure-track faculty member, and the school’s work is used in 20,000 schools in all 50 states and 18 countries and reaches 97 percent of all K-12 students in Oregon.
For the full story on this year’s grant funding, see “COE announces nearly $11.5 million in new IES grants.”