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USF to house special education center



The University of South Florida today received nearly $1-million from the federal Department of Education to set up a national special education technical center.

Working with the universities of Connecticut and Oregon, USF will set up a Center on State Implementation and Scaling-Up of Evidence-Based Practices. The center will work with six states, which will be selected in the spring, to determine which education  programs work best for all students. The outcomes then will be shared with other states.

"We believe that the insight and expertise gained through the center's intense work with six states will help all states implement and scale up evidence-based practices more effectively," Patty Guard, acting director of the Office of Special Education Programs, said in a press release.

For more information, read the Department of Education's press release.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:25am]


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