Feb 13, 2023, CBS17, Raleigh, NC: NC Central receives $1.1M grant to train teachers to work with special-needs students https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/cumberland-county-news/nc-central-receives-1-1m-grant-to-train-teachers-to-work-with-special-needs-students/amp/
DURHAM, N.C. $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will help train teachers to work with special-needs children.
North Carolina Central University announced Friday that its School of Education has been awarded the grant.
Thirty-two teacher candidates will earn a teaching license in a special education-adapted or general curriculum, as well as, training to improve the outcomes of students who have high-intensity needs in the classroom, N.C. Central said.
These high-intensity needs include disabilities, including significant cognitive, physical or sensory disabilities, significant autism or significant emotional or learning disabilities, including dyslexia.
The funds will be used to host national consultants who will provide workshops for regional special and general education teachers on the use of effective interventions and ecological approaches in diverse communities, which will benefit local partner school districts, the university said….