Union-Endicott Advances in $10M Grant Competition
The Union-Endicott School District is moving forward in a national competition that could provide $10 million for a local effort aimed at "reinventing" high school.
A school district team called "UE Tiger Ventures" has been advised that its proposal has been chosen to go into the final development round of "XQ: The Super School Project."
The Union-Endicott application was one of 348 proposals accepted. Nearly 700 proposals were submitted for consideration.
The school district team now will work with those overseeing the competition to "fine-tune ideas" and to develop them into "tangible school designs."
Union-Endicott entered the competition with the initial concept being approved last November.
As envisioned, Tiger Ventures would be a high school fully integrated with a new venture incubator being created at the Linnaeus West campus in West Corners.
The site is to assist in economic growth and community sustainability. It would provide internships for students during the school day and professional development for teachers and staff.
The final submission for the grant competition is due in six weeks. The winners of five $10 million awards are expected to be announced in August.
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