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KU gets $1.6 million grant to better education for English learners

November 30, 2011

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Kansas University has received a five-year, $1.6 million grant to improve education for students learning English.

The grant, from the Office of English Language Acquisition and the U.S. Department of Education, will go to KU’s Institute for Educational Research and Public Service in the School of Education.

The money will benefit educators in Topeka Public Schools and KU students looking to add an endorsement to their license upon graduation.

“The goal is not to make more (English as a Second Language) teachers,” said Stephanie Christenot, project coordinator at the institute. “We want to help equip content-area teachers who have English learners in their classrooms. Teachers should feel prepared to address the educational needs of all their students, including students learning English.”

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blue73harley 2 years, 4 months ago

Maybe, just maybe the people needing help speaking the language should obtain it outside of the higher education system. I'm thinking why the hell even take college prep courses in HS.

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Paul R Getto 2 years, 4 months ago

Good move and one we need to continue to work on. Many people come here needing help with English languge lessons, and we need to attend to their needs.

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parrothead8 2 years, 4 months ago

I can't believe you're complaining about $320,000/year being spent on actual educational purposes.

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blue73harley 2 years, 4 months ago

Proof that US taxpayer dollars are considered absolutely unlimited.

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