The Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) has received a new three-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for $784,000. Funding for the Strategic Practices for the Advancement of Inclusive Schooling (SPAIS) grant will support educator preparation programs (EPPs), public charters, and public school districts to improve outcomes for historically marginalized students. Leveraging
The William S. and Nancy E. Thompson Family Foundation has awarded an additional $500,000 to Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI), continuing its support of TPI’s mission to reduce the barriers that limit access to learning, living, and working for individuals with disabilities. The Thompson Family Foundation is a national leader in autism-related
For the first time, the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability’s DisAbility Summit will be available for live streaming online. Originally scheduled for March 2020 and postponed due to COVID-19 stay at home orders, TPI’s 2020 DisAbility Summit will be held in an entirely virtual format on October 9, 2020 from 9:00 to 11:00 am. The
For the most up-to-date information and details about available grants for prospective teachers, read our more recent blog. With the shortage of teachers in California, especially in special education, mathematics, and science, a career in education and teaching could make a huge difference for the younger and future generations of America. Whether you are exploring
Stephanie Weinfeld ’19 knew she wanted to become a special education teacher when she learned about the stakes for kids with disabilities who are separated from their typically developing peers. “I struggled a lot in school as a child and felt there was a lack of resources at school to support me,” Stephanie said. “I
On a recent sunny Southern California morning, school site and district administrators as well as educators and school district coaches gathered for a full-day interactive workshop on differentiation of instruction in inclusive classrooms. The workshop was hosted by the Attallah College of Educational Studies’ Thompson Policy Institute in collaboration with the Orange County Department of
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) has jointly awarded Teacher Residency Capacity Grants to the Attallah College of Educational Studies and two of its local district partners. The $50,000 grants will allow Attallah to further develop collaborative partnerships with Fountain Valley School District (FVSD) and Magnolia School District (MSD), both in Orange County, California.
The Attallah College of Educational Studies was recently awarded a special grant by the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Inclusive Education. The grant, made possible by the CEEDAR Center, a national center funded by the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, is part of a state