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September 26th, 2016
Grijalva Congratulates UofA, Local Tribal Partners in Grant Award to Prepare Teachers & Administrators

TUCSON – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today congratulated the Arizona Board of Regents and the University of Arizona for receiving more than $300,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Education Indian Education Professional Development Program. The budget period will run from October 2016 through the end of September 2017, but is expected to ultimately become a four-year grant. Rep. Grijalva released the following statement:

“I am thrilled to see the good work that the University of Arizona is doing to promote academic capacity within Tribal communities is being bolstered by the Department of Education,” Rep. Grijalva said. “This grant will help build capacity within tribal communities by training and preparing members to serve as educators, including in the Tohono O’odham Baboquivari Indian Oasis School District, Gila River Community Schools, Sacaton Public School District, Pascua Yaqui Tribal Education Department, Tohono O’odham Community College and Tucson Unified School District. I congratulate the U of A and all of their partners in developing and implementing this program with an indigenous focus, and look forward to the bright young minds it will undoubtedly create.”


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