Over $1M Awarded to UTRGV for Special Education Training Program
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez announced $1,243,658 in funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs for a five-year program called Project PLEASE (Program for Leaders to Educate and Advocate for Special Education) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
The project will train 14 district educators from the Rio Grande Valley to administer special education and early intervention programs.
Selected educators will have the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Special Education.
Nine school districts will nominate two district educators to apply for Project PLEASE.