There will be five Illinois schools that will divide more than $20 million in federal grants over the next five years. Once of those schools is Rockford's own Kennedy Middle School. Here's why.



Five Illinois schools will take a piece of over $20 million dollars in federal grants to help improve student and ensure students are better prepared for college. Congrats to Kennedy Middle School in Rockford for getting the approval as one of the five schools.

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The other schools receiving a share of the $20 million dollars in federal grants are "Matheny Elementary in Springfield, Sandoval High School in Sandoval, Gage Park High School in Chicago, Gordon Bush Elementary in East St. Louis and Kennedy Middle School in Rockford" according to WIFR TV-23.

The School Improvement Grant program was created to help the state's lowest-performing and neediest schools. This year's winners were selected from 18 Illinois applicants.

Now with the new found grants, Kennedy Middle School can focus on creating a top notch facility, and better college prep courses for the student body.