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Northeastern Illinois University receives largest GEAR UP partnership grant in the U.S.

Northeastern Illinois University, in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) District 299, has been awarded a $40 million grant over seven years by the U.S. Department of Education to help at-risk students prepare for success in postsecondary education. Under the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) program, the U.S. Department of Education awarded 41 grants across the county, totaling $82 million.

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