2 Illinois Universities Receive Federal Grants

CBS 2 Chicago
April 1, 2010
Two universities in the Chicago area are to share in nearly $19 million in federal teaching grants.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Wednesday announced the grants for Governors State University and the University of Chicago. The Teacher Quality Partnership grants come from Department of Education stimulus money. Durbin's office says the funds are to be used to improve teacher instruction.

The University of Chicago is to receive $11.5 million for its Urban Education Institute's Urban Teacher Education Program. Governors State University is to receive $7.1 million for the Chicago Southland Region Teacher Quality Partnership.