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The following story was published by WICS- TV 20 on Feb. 29, 2024.

The University of Illinois-Springfield (UIS) School of Education has been awarded a $145,000 grant.

The grant is from Grow Your Own Teachers (GYO) to develop a consortium aimed at addressing teacher shortages in central Illinois. The grant, titled “Future Ready Teaching: Thinking Critically, Acting Boldly and Inspiring Brilliance,” seeks to empower and cultivate a pipeline of skilled, critically minded, and committed teachers.

Partnering institutions in the GYO grant consortium include UIS, Richland Community College, Springfield District 186, Decatur District 61, Decatur Public Schools Paraprofessional Union and the Springfield Urban League.

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