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Walz Announces $20 Million to Build MN’s Special Ed Workforce

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz Wednesday announced nearly $20 million in grants to build the state’s special education workforce.

The Minnesota Department of Education has awarded 25 Minnesota school districts, charter schools, and cooperatives with Special Education Pipeline grants to increase the number of special education teachers across the state.

Fifteen of the grants, totaling about $13 million were awarded in Greater Minnesota, with 10 grants totaling about $7 million awarded in the Twin Cities Metro Area.

The funds will be used to benefit 150 districts, charter schools, and cooperatives that are working with the awardees as joint grant recipients.

Another $10 million in these grants will be awarded this summer.