Grants Focus On College And Career Readiness

Nov 19, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Council on Postsecondary Education awarded a round of federal grants to improve educator quality in the state. The grants, now in their 11th year, have narrowed their focus over the years.

$895,000 was handed out late last week to the University of Kentucky, Morehead State, Murray State, and Northern Kentucky University. The grants go toward partnerships between postsecondary institutions’ arts and sciences departments and their teacher preparation programs, as well as a local school district. Aaron Thompson is the senior vice president for academic affairs for the council. He says there is a focus now on college and career readiness that spans the entire school experience.

"So much of what we're truing to do in postsecondary is directly related to the needs of K-12, and so now these grants are an example of getting our hands dirty," he said.

UK received funds for a program that help middle and high school algebra teachers engineer more effective classrooms.