NC State Wins $4.7 Million Grant to Expand NELA

October 4, 2013 – North Carolina State University will use a $4.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand its efforts to train principals and assistant principals for hard-to-staff school districts in the northeastern region of the state.

Thirteen districts will benefit from an expanded North East Leadership Academy (NELA), which offers specialized instruction in school administration, a weeklong summer institute and expert executive coaches for principals.

“It’s hard to attract and retain leaders in areas where you have geographic isolation, high poverty rates and low-performing schools. You have to build your own leadership team,” said Dr. Bonnie Fusarelli, associate professor in the College of Education and principal investigator for the grant.

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