By Kevin Jefferies
Commerce – A&M-Commerce has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the Texas Education Agency that could impact as much as 300,000 schoolchildren. The grant has been portioned between ten metroplex school districts to provide tuition waivers for educators at area universities and help fund programs many institutions already have in place. The grant is part of a demonstration project that seeks to provide educators with a strong foundation that will help them serve students better and provide higher quality education.
A&M-Commerce is the leading producer of superintendents in the state, ranked second in producing school principals, and third in producing school counselors. A&M-Commerce is also ranked 5th in overall teacher production and 3rd among state universities.