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Chicago Public Schools Fri Dec 02 2011
At a time of great unrest and pissed-off parents with proposed CPS closures, phase-outs and turnarounds (or, as CPS phrases it, giving students "access to higher quality school options"), there's a bit of positive news: The Oppenheimer Family Foundation recently awarded more than $140,000 in grants to 256 primary and secondary Chicago Public Schools teachers. These grants are awarded to fund "innovative, experienced-based learning projects" and are estimated to impact 20,000 CPS students.
On December 1, at the 36th annual Teacher Incentive Grant awards program, the following schools, representing 116 interdisciplinary programs, were awarded grants of up to $2,000 each: 2012 awards list.