May 18, 2006
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Baldwin City, Kan. — Dee Hansen, an associate professor of music at Baker University, has been selected as a member of the U.S. Department of Education's Teacher-to-Teacher Training Corps.

Hansen is one of 101 corps members. She was selected from more than 1,800 applicants.

The corps is a team of experts who will offer technical assistance to educators and school districts on using strategies that have been successful in raising student achievement, U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings recently announced. The corps’ goal is to increase teachers’ subject content knowledge and improve instruction skills as a means to improve student academic performance.

“The caliber of the Corps is top-notch,” Spellings said. “These educators are professionals who are using research-based strategies to help students learn and who are willing to share their classroom experiences with interested teachers and school districts.”

The corps’ expert teachers and administrators will provide on-site technical assistance and help lead regional professional development workshops for teachers and districts throughout next year.