NACA Inspired Schools Network awarded grants from U.S. Department of Education

NACA Inspired Schools Network (NISN) received a 3-year National Dissemination Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand educational opportunities for underserved students by developing and disseminating information and best practices in accessing, planning, and funding facilities for charter schools. The project focuses on schools serving Native American and other historically marginalized communities in rural, tribal, and other under-resourced areas. NISN also received a 4-year Native Community Youth Project grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish schools in northwest New Mexico that provide culturally-relevant college-preparatory programs and rigorous academics in areas that serve significant Indian student populations. NISN establishes schools that reflect the needs of tribal communities. This grant will help NISN create educational choice by expanding the NISN network, support college and career readiness in network schools, create an Indigenous educator pipeline, develop a model for developing tribal grant schools, and work toward tribal school authorization.