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Cal State Fullerton faculty and staff members have garnered more than $11 million in grants and contracts for the first quarter of the academic year (July 1 to Sept. 30). Among the awards were multimillion dollar awards in support of teacher education endeavors and the University’s GEAR UP program.

Claire Cavallaro, professor of special education and dean emeritus of the College of Education:
•$2 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the “CA Teachers Summit”;
•$1.2 million from the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation for “Titan Educator: Educator Development Utilizing Collaboration”;
•$130,000 from the CSU Chancellor’s Office/S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation for “Better Together: California Teacher Summit”; and
•$50,000 from the James Irvine Foundation through the California State University, Long Beach Research Foundation for “Advancing Educator Preparation and Communities of Practice for Linked Learning.”

Adriana Badillo, project director for GEAR UP: $1,116,440 in second-year funding from the U.S. Department of Education for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program, or GEAR UP-Anaheim program, which follows students from Sycamore and South junior high schools from 7th grade through high school. Badillo also was awarded $969,860 in the last year of a six-year U.S. Department of Education grant in support of the CSUF GEAR UP program, which works with students from Dale and Orangeview junior high schools. Related story: Local High School Students GEAR UP for College.

Source: CSUF News