June 17, 2021

John Brown University recipient of grants

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JBU was awarded grants totaling more than $1,630,000


The Arkansas Department of Education has awarded three grants to John Brown University, totaling more than $1,630,000.

The grants fund three academies that provide teachers with graduate credit and prepare them to take the licensure exam in their respective endorsement area.

JBU received more that $461,000 to conduct an online teaching academy to be directed by Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Kim Murie. The Special Education Academy received a $395,000 grant and will be directed by Brian Herndon, Associate Professor of Teacher Education.

The Chairman of the Department of Teacher Education and Graduate Education, Curtis Cunningham, said that, "JBU is delighted to partner with the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas school districts to support their efforts to meet the diverse needs of students across the state".

JBU is one of several institutions awarded academy grants by the ADE. Funding covers the direct and indirect expense for participants to receive graduate credit for the courses in the academy at no cost to the participants.

The JBU academies, which begin in June and run through the 2021-22 school year, have more than 200 teachers enrolled.

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