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Cedar Rapids teacher mentoring program granted funds

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A federal grant is funding a teacher mentoring program in Cedar Rapids.

The U.S. Department of Education is funding a $14.7 million program that will allow veteran teachers to mentor less-experienced teachers without other duties in the classroom.

The Grant Wood AEA will oversee the Cedar Rapids program.

The multi-million dollar grant will be shared with Chicago Public Schools and a county in Florida.

The program in Iowa will start in the fall of 2013.

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