The Department of Education awards $24 million in Grants to Improve Training Systems to Help Children with Disabilities

The US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), awarded a total of $24 million in State Personnel Development Grants to 22 states to improve teacher training for students with disabilities.  States must partner with at least one higher education institution and a Parent Training and Information Center or a Community Parent Resource Center.  States that received grants include Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.