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National Center for Interpretation Earns Federal Grant

The National Center for Interpretation (NCI) at the University of Arizona has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The award will be used to expand the Center's translation and interpreting curriculum into an online training program for teachers. Preparación Online is intended to help improve retention rates, academic achievement, and student-teacher interaction among Hispanic students. Educators will be able to incorporate the teaching units into their daily classes. "Teachers report that their added knowledge of interpreting and translation makes them better, more capable teachers, and the curriculum has given them the gift of students who are excited about learning," says Roseann Duenas Gonzalez, the Center's director and principal investigator on the project. "I am extremely excited about this project as it will have a significant impact on Latino students' academic growth, college readiness, and movement into a higher education pathway." Preparación Online has already been offered as a pilot program in three Tucson-area school districts, involving 15 teachers and more than 250 students.

From "Interpretation Center Earns Federal Grant"
UANews (AZ) (09/04/08) Everett-Haynes, La Monica

Source: ATA Newsbriefs - September 2008

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