Schools get $27,000 from academic program

Students who want to take college preparatory classes will have more of a chance to through a new national program at School District 27J. Administrators recently received a $27,000 matching grant to offer more college prep classes. The money comes from the national Equal Opportunity Schools program.

Local schools receive technical assistance when they join the program. Teachers in the program focus on making sure all students try to achieve academic excellence, according to a press release.

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