For Immediate Release
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October 11, 1999

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Department of Education Awards $308,000 to IU Northwest

The United States Department of Education recently awarded Indiana University Northwest $308,000 to expand and provide additional components to the already successful Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) – a ten-year-old collaborative originally funded by the Lilly Endowment, housed in the university’s Division of Education.

One of only 28 institution in the United States awarded grants for teacher recruitment, IU Northwest will utilize the funding to enhance their UTEP collaborative effort with the School City of East Chicago, Gary Community School Corporation and the School City of Hammond – along with their respective unions. The primary purpose of the grant is to recruit an increased number of quality teachers for these urban districts in critical areas such as math, science and special education.

Through the Urban Career Ladder Incentive Program (U-CLIP) paraprofessionals, tutors, long-term substitute teachers, clerical workers, and students from IU Northwest’s Swingshift College who have a desire to teach will be targeted. 

For more information on the grant or the UTEP, U-CLIP programs contact Charlotte Reed, Ed.D., associate professor and UTEP director at 219-980-6887.

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