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Univ. of Northern Iowa Will Use $2 Million to Launch Education Center

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    April 3, 2014 | 1:53 pm
    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - An organization has given the University of Northern Iowa a $2 million grant to launch a new center for educational research and development.

    UNI announced the gift from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust on Friday.

    The money will go toward the Center for Educational Transformation and finance faculty and student research.

    The center's goal is to transform education through research, advocacy and innovation.

    About 25 percent of Iowa's educators and 33 percent of school administrators receive instruction at UNI.

    The Muscatine-based Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust is among Iowa's largest private philanthropic foundations, with assets of more than $250 million.

    It was created by the will of Carver, who died in 1981.