Feds, CDE offer middle school grants to support students with disabilities

California middle schools in high needs districts are eligible to compete for a share of an $11 million federal grant awarded to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities.

State schools chief Tom Torlakson made the announcement Thursday, noting that an application and evaluation process will take place later this year.

This grant will fund teacher training and academic services that go a long way toward helping all students, including those with disabilities, achieve a world-class education," Torlakson said in a statement.

The money is intended to fund teacher training and other related activities with a particular focus on better results for students with disabilities, according to a release from the California Department of Education.

The CDE proposal was submitted to the U.S. Department of Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and subsequently attained the maximum award of $2.2 million per year over five years.

To learn more visit: http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr13/yr13rel18.asp

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