The Walton Family Foundation announced a $1.9 million grant to the University of Arkansas Foundation and the College of Education and Health Professions. This gift will help furnish teachers and administrators to some of the state's poorest public schools.
The grant announced Monday (June 23) will fund the Principal Fellows program that is intended to help students, build stronger communities and improve economic development, according to the release.
The Principal Fellows program was developed by the University of Arkansas to train school principals and assistant principals in high-need areas of the state. A total of 60 administrators from across the state will be chosen during the next four years to attend one-year leadership training through the program with a focus on improving the math and literacy skills of students.