News & Observer: "Grant Will Aid Education Efforts"

December 22, 2004
Press Release

Wake County, NC - From Staff Reports

Copyright (c) 2004 by The News & Observer Pub. Co.

RALEIGH -- The Wake Education Partnership announced Tuesday it has received a $225,000 federal grant to promote educational leadership and enhance teacher quality in Wake County and the region.

The grant will provide money to extend the work of the Wake Leadership Academy and implement programs to cultivate teacher leadership and quality teaching.

It will also support the Kenan Fellows Program, an initiative of The Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science at N.C. State University that addresses teacher recruitment and retention by offering quality professional development fellowships for science and math teachers.

The grant was secured by U.S. Rep. David Price, with the help of U.S. Reps. Bob Etheridge and Brad Miller.

The Wake Education Partnership is an independent public education advocacy organization that links community resources to strengthen public schools and improve academic achievement for all students.