1998–The University of Alaska Fairbanks announces it has been awarded a three-year federal grant to help UAF meet its goal of increasing the number of Alaskan Native educators in the state. Using a first-year $350,000 installment on the U. S. Department Education grant, Roger A. Norris-Tull planned to oversee expansion of projects currently underway through the University of Alaska Rural Educator Preparation Partnership Program. The Rural Educator Preparation Partnership Center was established at UAF in 1996 to address the state’s critical shortage of Native teachers.
Cited From: Alaska Native History Day by Day, A Reference in Time. Edited by Alexandra J. McClanahan and the CIRI Foundation.,2001.