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Aug. 23, 2011
The Northwest Missouri State University Kansas City Center recently gave a boost to seven educators in the Kansas City metropolitan area by awarding them with teaching grants of up to $500 each for the upcoming school year.
"The pool of applications was rich with potential for increasing student achievement in K-12 settings," said Northwest Kansas City Center Director Dr. Terry Barmann. "The seven educators who were awarded the grants will be able to use the stimulus funds to make an impact on student success in school."
The winners were recognized during a reception Aug. 9 at the Northwest-Kansas City Center. The recipients, their schools and their grant projects are:
In these economic times, education budgets are under stress due to funding cuts. The grants, however, will assist these educators with helping their students achieve, Barmann said.
"The current state of education has created some challenges," Barmann said. "The Northwest Missouri State University Kansas City Center is excited to be able to award these grants to local educators. The goals of Northwest include promoting K-12 student achievement. When we can collaborate and work together, accomplishments can be realized in tough economic times."
The Northwest Kansas City Center is located at 8 Victory Lane in Liberty, MO 64068. The Kansas City Center offers 20 graduate degree and certificate programs including 19 in education ranging from master's, education specialist and education doctorate, as well as a master's of business administration.
Contact the Kansas City Center at 816.736.6600 or log on to www.nwmissouri.edu/kc.
Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
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