University of Northern Iowa’s College of Education was awarded a nearly $65,000 grant earlier this year to build stronger partnerships with select Iowa school districts, assess their immediate workforce needs and better offer support in the future.
The University of Northern Iowa has been chosen as a partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, which has expanded to cover the full cost of college tuition for the company’s eligible hourly employees.
Nearly 2000 first-graders locally and regionally will connect with the University of Northern Iowa College of Education as part of its 16th African American Read-In, which celebrates the literary works of African American authors and illustrators during Black History Month.
“It is our belief that if we embrace and respect individual unique qualities that there will be a better understanding among people,” says Gloria Kirkland Holmes, UNI professor emeritus and conference coordinator.
A $300,000 grant from Waterloo Schools Foundation will fund the expansion of a thriving partnership between the Waterloo Community School District (WCSD) and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI).
Teach Waterloo aims to diversify the K-12 teacher workforce in support of student success – research has shown that having a teacher of color in a classroom is associated with higher achievement and increases the likelihood that students of color complete high school and attend college.