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UNT professors earn grant to help local English language learners
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Tue, Oct 24, 2017 - 12:28pm

Two University of North Texas researchers earned at $2.7 million grant from the National Professional Development Project SUCCESS to help train bilingual teachers. 

The five-year grant will provide professional development for all 245 dual language and content teachers in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch school district. It will also allow 15 UNT students to participate in programs to learn about culturally responsive lessons and alternate assessments for English language learners. 

UNT students will also work with Carrollton-Farmers Branch teachers for pre-kindergarten to second grade about how to guide...

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Students head to West Coast to learn about retail and digital companies 

Nine UNT students will get to tour Google, Facebook and Amazon headquarters this month as part of a "Digital Study Tour" class. 

The five-day trip across the West Coast will be led by Linda Mihalick, a lecturer who is teaching the class this summer semester. 

"The point is to dream bigger, to open their eyes and to give them the experience of what it might be like to work in ecommerce and digital environments," she said in a press release.

The students will also visit  Macy's, Nordstrom, Walmart and...