Alaska Council of School Administrators Receives Two Grants to Support School Leaders and Civics Education

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Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The Alaska Council of School Administrators (ACSA), a statewide private education nonprofit that provides leadership, unity, advocacy, and professional development for Alaskan public education entities, has received two grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The grants will help expand opportunities for educators and districts to obtain high-quality professional development, access nationally recognized instructional resources, and amplify student opportunities across the state.

The U.S. Department of Education awarded ACSA, and a selection of school district partners a three-year American History and Civics Education National Activities grant to promote innovative instruction, learning strategies, and professional development in civics, American history, government, and geography, with an emphasis on activities and programs that benefit low-income students and underserved populations. ACSA is proud to partner with national partners iCivics and CloseUp and regional partner Get Out the Native Vote in this work.

The US Department of Education also awarded ACSA and a selection of school district partners a 3-year Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program grant to support implementing, improving, or expanding their overall Human Capital Management System (HCMS). ACSA will partner with national partners the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) and Corwin Publishing in this work.

“We are extremely grateful to the U.S. Department of Education and our partners for their generous support of our mission,” said Dr. Lisa Parady, Executive Director of ACSA. “These grants will enable us to continue providing vital support to the Alaskan public education community and make a difference in the lives of many teachers and students.”