UNC Pembroke School of Education has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to address the shortage of American Indian administrators in the state’s public school districts with a large American Indian student population.

American Indians represent less than one percent of school administrators in North Carolina.

The First Americans’ Educational Leadership (FAEL) project will provide financial assistance and professional development support to American Indian students seeking a Master of School Administration degree at UNCP.

“The School of Education is so honored to be funded by the U.S. Department of Education for this grant,” said Dr. Alfred Bryant, dean of the School of Education.

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Originally published Oct. 1, 2018.