Thursday, October 14, 2010

KU wins grant to study special ed

Wichita Eagle, TOPEKA — The University of Kansas was awarded a $22 million, four-year grant on Tuesday to create a new system to measure the academic progress of special-education students.

The federal grant is the largest ever received by KU. The lead researcher behind the program said he hopes the work will someday transform how public schools test the progress of all students.

"With this grant, the University of Kansas has an opportunity to improve the quality of education received by countless children throughout this country," said KU chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little.

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