Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

SWOSU Receives Federal Grant

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

SWOSU Receives Federal Grant

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WEATHERFORD - Southwestern Oklahoma State University has been awarded a $485,498 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to deliver college classes in rural schools and also help in the project of reducing the shortage of certified teachers in the districts.

The distance learning and telemedicine grant was received by Marci Grant, director of the SWOSU Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning on the Weatherford campus.

Grant said the money will be used to buy equipment to replace aging videoconferencing equipment on both the Weatherford and Sayre campuses. Ten high schools and one technical center will also receive interactive video equipment that will enable students to concurrently enroll in college courses.

Receiving equipment are Arapaho-Butler School District, Canute Public Schools, Carnegie Public Schools, Clinton Public Schools, Central Technology Center in Drumright, Geary Public Schools, Hooker Public Schools, Hydro-Eakly Public Schools, Hammon Public Schools, Leedey Public Schools and Reydon Public Schools. …

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