• August 12, 2010

    AASCU RECEIVES GRANT FOR NEW CIVIC MINOR IN URBAN EDUCATION

    Washington, D.C.—The Corporation for National and Community Service recently awarded the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) a $433,874 Learn and Serve America Higher Education grant to design and implement a new civic minor in urban education. The minor will integrate K-12 service-learning experiences with urban public policy coursework, offering pre-service teachers and other undergraduates a coherent understanding of the larger context of urban education.

    “This project reflects AASCU’s historic commitment to teachers, urban schools and civic engagement,” said AASCU President Muriel Howard. “Our members are uniquely positioned to undertake this initiative and to enhance the preparation of students who, as teachers, can have a profound affect on the learning experiences of K-12 students in the vital area of civic education.” Read more 


    October 3, 2007

    AASCU, UW SYSTEM RECEIVE $591,825 GRANT TO CREATE COMMON ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES

    AASCU, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin System, has received a $591,825 grant over the next three years to create common accountability measures in preparing future mathematics and science teachers. Wisconsin’s Grassroots Teacher Quality Assessment (TQA) Model project is designed to create reliable performance assessment tools used during student teaching. The assessments will document how well prospective teachers attain relevant math and science knowledge and skills, and information gathered will serve as a guide for ongoing changes in teacher preparation and professional development. Read more