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Drs. Kristin Powers, Edwin Obilo Achola & Kelli Sanderson Receive $1.25 Million Federal Grant for Multicultural Secondary Transition Services for Students with High Needs Disabilities

Published October 12, 2018

Drs. Kristin Powers, Edwin Obilo Achola & Kelli Sanderson from the Advanced Studies in Education & Counseling Department in the College of Education were awarded a $1.25 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education. This grant will provide full scholarships to 24 graduate students over 5 years enrolled in the College’s Special Education or School Psychology degree programs and will focus on culturally appropriate transition planning, and youth in foster care. The grant aims to increase the number of culturally competent school psychologists and special educators who are highly qualified to implement and assist in the implementation of evidence-based, multicultural transition practices to meet personnel shortages and gaps in services provided by current school psychologists and special educators.