Log Out | Member Center

60°F

76°/47°

KU gets $24.5 million grant for special ed center

  • Published Thursday, Sep. 27, 2012, at 7:58 a.m.

— The University of Kansas will use a $24.5 million grant to establish a national center aimed at improving how children with disabilities are taught.

Kansas officials said Wednesday the five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education is the largest grant ever received at the university. The money was awarded to the university’s Life Span Institute.

Wayne Sailor, a special education professor, will be lead investigator for the grant project. He says the project would be based on research conducted in the last 20 years, which shows that students with disabilities do better when placed in classrooms with other students.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the project will concentrate on ways to teach special-education students and other students together in grade-level classrooms.

| The Associated Press

Subscribe to our newsletters

The Wichita Eagle welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views. Please see our commenting policy for more information.

Have a news tip? You can send it to wenews@wichitaeagle.com or consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Wichita Eagle.

Search for a job

in

Top jobs