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UCA to Develop Resource Center for Rural Schools

CONWAY, AR - The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded a $426,141 grant to develop an Arkansas Public School Resource Center to provide technical and professional support to public charter schools and schools in rural Arkansas.

UCA President Lu Hardin announced the award Wednesday from the Walton Family Foundation, a charitables group formed by the heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton.  The center will advance school choice and provide support to charter and rural schools toward maintaining high academic and fiscal standards.

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