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CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina System announces that four System institutions are the recipients of reoccurring grants from the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program/Transforming Principal Preparation Program (NCPFP/TP3). The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, N.C. State University, East Carolina University and the Central Carolina Regional Education Service-through its affiliate member North Carolina Central University School of Education-will receive principal preparation grants for $750,000 per year for the next five years, starting in 2020.

In 2015, the North Carolina General Assembly established this competitive grant program to elevate educators in North Carolina public schools by transforming the preparation of principals across the State. The goal of the program is to provide funds for the preparation and support of highly effective school principals in North Carolina.

“These annual reoccurring grants will be vital for our universities to help train exceptional candidates to one day become school principals through the Transforming Principal Preparation Program,” said Dr. Andrew Kelly, UNC System Senior Vice President of Strategy and Policy. “The UNC System is proud to partner with NCPFP and would like to thank them for their continued support of education leadership training throughout the System.”

For more on the NC Principal Fellows Program, visit: https://ncpfp.northcarolina.edu/.