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Professors receive funding from Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dr. Emmett Sawyer, faculty in the department of counseling, leadership and special education at Missouri State University, received an award of $73,729.95 from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the Southwest Regional Professional Development Center’s migrant summer school.

The funding from DESE is to support a summer school program for students meeting criteria for migrant services in Missouri. The intensive academic program is designed to strengthen, reinforce and extend student’s learning in mathematics and English language arts.

“Students who perform below academic expectations for any grade level tend to earn less over time and have a higher propensity for at-risk behaviors. This program promotes high levels of academic achievement,” said Sawyer.

For more information, contact Sawyer at EmmettSawyer@MissouriState.edu.


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College of Education
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