Warner, Kaine announce more than $1.4M to University of Lynchburg for STEM teacher prep

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April 11, 2019

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The University of Lynchburg will receive more than $1.4 million in federal funding to help future STEM teachers more effectively teach students with special needs and increase teacher diversity.

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. announced Wednesday the $1,446,533 from the National Science Foundation to the university will provide STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — teachers assistance in teaching students with learning or developmental disabilities at schools in Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Bedford and Campbell, according to a news release.

The university will partner with Central Virginia Community College, Beacon of Hope and the school divisions in Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Bedford and Campbell to lead the project.