Fayetteville’s The New School receives $100,000 grant

(The New School)

The New School in Fayetteville has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation, the largest amount the organization has ever granted to an Arkansas independent school.

It’s the second time a school in the state has received an award from the foundation, and the first in over 20 years.

School officials said they plan to match the grant with community donations in hopes of raising a total of $200,000.

From the school:

This grant will have an immediate impact on student and faculty experience as TNS creates a hub of expertise within the school to provide support, resources, and training for faculty in addressing the broadening diversity of students in our school. The grant will directly impact academic excellence, and address exactly what experts say improves school safety – social-emotional learning, overall wellness, and cultures of belonging.

The Edward E. Ford Foundation is a private organization that provides funding to schools, school accreditors, and education initiatives.

“This recognition by such a nationally renowned organization as the E.E. Ford Foundation reaffirms the value of our efforts to elevate the quality of education at a time when education is facing tremendous challenges,” said Nancy Lang, Head of School. “I’m honored to be part of a team committed to developing the leaders for our changing world.”