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D211 Post: Foundation Taps District 211, Harper College, NIU for Bachelor’s Degree Grant

High School District 211, Harper College, and Northern Illinois University have been selected to participate in a one-year “design challenge” that aims to dramatically move the needle on bachelor’s degree completion for community college students. The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation is funding the nonprofit Education Design Lab to lead the Seamless Transfer Pathway Design Challenge. Harper, NIU and District 211 are among just four groups of two- and four-year institutions chosen nationwide for the grant.   “We know that through our partnerships, we are able to achieve more together than we ever could individually,...

Annual Entrepreneurship Day Approaches, Several Students to Attend

District 211 students will have the opportunity to join other students from District 214 and Barrington High School to learn about running and starting a business from experienced and successful entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship Day is sponsored by Northern Illinois University’s School of Business and the Coleman Foundation, and is on Nov. 16 at the NIU campus in Hoffman Estates. Students will listen to success stories and advice from individuals who have gone through the process of building a business. Several other organizations also contribute to the event each year. “Students get to see what’s involved with being an entrepreneur and ...