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Foundation awards $4,000 grant to KEC

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The Kishwaukee Education Consortium received a $4,000 grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation to update curriculum and instructional materials for classes in both the Career and Technical Education program and the ReStart program.

The KEC Fire Science instructors will use part of Community Needs grant funds to purchase the Essentials of Fire Fighting DVD Series for Firefighter I in order to provide the basics for certification training for the KEC Fire Science I students.

The KEC Social Studies instructors will use the other part of the grant funds to purchase materials from the TCI Bring Learning Alive program; these materials are highly engaging for students and are aligned to the new Common Core State Standards that are being implemented nationwide.

This grant will enhance the programming at KEC by providing relevant instructional materials that are instrumental to the success of KEC students now and in the future.

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