UNI receives $2 million grant from Carver Charitable Trust

May 1, 2013

The University of Northern Iowa recently received a $2 million dollar grant from the Carver Trust to support the creation of a new Center for Educational Transformation. The mission of this Center will be to transform education in Iowa and the nation through collaborative research, dynamic practice, policy advocacy and sustainable innovation. We anticipate working collaboratively with the Board of Regents institutions, area education associations (AEAs), and local education associations (LEAs) to help identify local concerns and seek innovations and interventions such as curriculum designs, policy enhancements, classroom practices, and professional development opportunities to offset these concerns. The Center will seek to study the effects of these innovations and interventions on district practices, teacher effectiveness, and student performance.