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Washington Post: Economic future of U.S. depends on making engineering cool

On a recent afternoon, an unusual group of visitors peered through a window at Purdue University students tinkering in a lab: two dozen executives from the world’s biggest semiconductor companies. The tech leaders had traveled to the small-town campus on the Wabash River to fix one of the biggest problems that they — and the […]

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Daily Herald: Illinois’ clean energy jobs grew by 5% in 2021: Here’s where the work is

Jobs in clean energy — such as installing solar panel arrays, recycling lithium-ion battery modules and planning electric vehicle charging infrastructure — grew by more than 5,000 in Illinois last year, according to a recent report. With the advanced transportation and solar energy sectors driving the upward trend, employment in clean energy grew by nearly […]

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Daily Herald: ‘Absolutely on the right track’: State school report card shows signs of student growth

Illinois students appear to be showing signs of academic rebound after significant performance slippage from two years of learning disruption during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s according to the 2022 Illinois School Report Card data that will be released Thursday. It includes the results of the state’s standardized assessments in English language arts and mathematics administered […]

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Aurora Beacon-News: Aurora looks to fund increased internet service for learning centers in the city

Aurora wants to fund bringing increased internet service to 11 learning centers for low-income people in the city. City Council members will vote Tuesday on providing $100,000 to OnLight Aurora, the city’s not-for-profit fiber optic system, to provide the internet access as part of the No Child Left Offline program launched in January. No Child […]

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