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For Immediate Release
March 30, 2006

Illinois Academic Awards Schools named
Federal grants awarded to nine Illinois schools

SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois State Board of Education has announced the 2005 Academic Award Schools under the Federal No Child Left Behind Act. To qualify, at least 89.7 percent of a school’s students must meet or exceed grade level learning standards on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) and the school must have a poverty rate of at least 50 percent.

Each Academic Award School will receive a Federal grant which may be used for supplementary reading, math, and science materials. The funds may also be used for technology hardware and software or other approved school based initiatives.

Nathan Hale Primary School in Crestwood, Cook County School District 130 will receive a $12,000 grant.

The following schools will each receive an $11,000 grant:

  • Berry Attendance Center, Cisne, Wayne City Community Unit School District 100;
  • Schiller Elementary School, Centralia, Centralia School District 135;
  • Lincoln Elementary School, Anna, Anna Community Consolidated School District 37;
  • Leepertown Elementary School, Bureau, Leepertown Community Consolidated District 175;
  • Hawthorn Elementary School, Salem, Salem School District 111;
  • Matteson Elementary School, Matteson, Matteson Elementary School District 162;
  • Lerna Elementary School, Lerna, Charleston Community Unit School District 1; and
  • Lewis and Clark Elementary School, Godfrey, Alton Community Unit School District 11.

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