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Illinois State receives $4.3M Dept. of Education grant

NORMAL (WEEK) -- Illinois State University is receiving a $4,331,426 grant from the United States Department of Education to prepare, develop and enhance the skills of educators, according to a joint release from U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis and Darin LaHood.

The funding was awarded through the Department of Education's Supporting Effective Educator Development Renewal program.

“SEED grant funding is vitally important to the work of Illinois State University’s Center for the Study of Education Policy,” said President Larry Dietz. “Through the Center’s TEAM Lead program, the grant provides support to four Regional Offices of Education across the state and over 80 schools, in which the University is proud to engage in partnerships to enhance the leadership effectiveness of school administrators.”

The SEED program's purpose is to increase the number of highly effective educators by supporting the implementation of Evidence-Based practices that prepare, develop, or enhance the skills of educators. 

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