Fifteen Kansas schools are using a $6 million federal grant to become professional-development schools where prospective teachers can learn from experienced educators in a classroom setting. The goal is to better prepare teachers to work in disadvantaged, urban schools. "This will transform the way we train our students, the way we educate our student teachers," said Sharon Iorio, dean of Wichita State University's College of Education. "Our students will be spending much more time in the school system, and there will be a learning community that supports them."
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