AP: 25 Illinois schools will get Bicentennial tech program award

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The AP is reporting, “Illinois Bicentennial coordinators will award 25 schools across the state a three-year technology program as a legacy project of the Prairie State’s 200th birthday.

Officials said Tuesday the program will come from the renowned Fusion program of the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora. It’s a unique curriculum for middle school teachers aimed at encouraging students in fourth through eighth grades to study math and science. Those students are apt to pursue careers in technology, medicine, education and business.

Applications for IMSA Fusion are due April 13. Awards will be based on a school’s underserved population and commitment to making Fusion a part of the school day…”

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