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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AWARDS GRANT

04/11/1997

OXFORD, Ohio -- Miami University's School of Education and Allied

Professions has been awarded a $270,664 grant from the Ohio Department of

Education to provide training for implementation of new state licensure

standards.

The project, "Entry Year Programs for Partnership and Beginning-Year

Teachers," is one of only 17 selected from 56 proposals.

Dr. David Killian, chair and professor of teacher education, is the project

director. He says that as many as 34 Southwest Ohio schools could participate

in the program, which incorporates performance assessment of beginning teachers

and for mentoring teachers.

The project includes Pathwise training for first-year teacher mentors and the

training of Praxis III assessors, drawn from the ranks of teachers and

administrators selected from Miami's partnership schools and Miami faculty.

Middletown City School District will be the fiscal agent for the grant.

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