The Walton Family Foundation is giving $1.3 million to two Arkansas education organizations, the nonprofit's officers said Tuesday.
The Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science will receive $875,000 to continue growing the number of advanced placement classes available to low-income and minority populations.
The two-year grant will help the group increase enrollment in AP math, science and English courses, with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of qualifying scores on these exams.
The foundation has previously given AAIMS more than $2.9 million.
The second organization, Arkansas Tech University Center for Executive Leadership's Leader-to-Leader program, will receive more than $450,000 to continue work in developing strong district and school leaders for Arkansas public schools.
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