CHICAGO, Ill. – IBM (NYSE:IBM) has awarded $400,000 to Chicago Public Schools.
The tech giant has gifted Chicago Public Schools a “challenge grant” to redesign the curriculum of five high schools and retrain their teachers to focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs.
“The computer maker is not just writing a check but will dedicate staff and make sure the right principals and teachers are in place offering a full education,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to The Chicago Sun-Times.
The new high schools will be modeled after an IBM-shaped and bankrolled high school in Brooklyn, N.Y., that allows its students to attend grades 9-14 and graduate with an associate’s degree in computer sciences.
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