Walton Family Foundation announces $1.9M grant

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Walton Family Foundation has announced a $1.9 million grant to the University of Arkansas Foundation and the College of Education and Health Professions to help supply teachers and administrators to some of Arkansas' poorest public schools.

The grant announced Monday will fund the Principal Fellows program that is intended to help students, build stronger communities and improve economic development. The program developed by the University of Arkansas trains school principals and assistant principals to help improve schools 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.

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