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$9 Million in Grants Awarded to Institutions in 21 States and D.C. for Special Education Personnel Preparation Programs

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The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of $9 million for 38 grants to institutions of higher education to train 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."

Projects announced today, awarded in 21 states and the District of Columbia, aim to address specific personnel needs identified by states.

The grants below are funded by the Office of Special Education Programs. Following is a list of the grant recipients in the four specific focus areas, listed alphabetical by state.

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