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April 15, 2004

Birmingham-Southern receives grant to fund partnership with Bessemer City Schools

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—A partnership between Birmingham-Southern College and Bessemer City Schools will allow future educators to hone their teaching skills while enhancing the reading skills of elementary school students, thanks to a grant from Energen/Alabama Gas Corp.

The $15,000 grant will provide Birmingham-Southern education majors with practical teaching experience while they assist the reading program at Jonesboro Elementary School.

“This partnership provides an excellent way for BSC students to learn to be better teachers at the same time they are helping Bessemer students to be more effective readers. Everyone benefits,” said Dr. Clint Bruess, BSC professor of education and chair of the Division of Education.

The grant provides for supplies, books, and assistive technology for the reading program and partnership.

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