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Illinois Wind for Schools Program Selects Partner Schools

May 6, 2013

The Illinois Wind for Schools program has selected six partner school districts for the 2013-2014 school year. According to Wind Energy Program Coordinator Jolene Willis, the program integrates wind energy topics into the classroom, offering curriculum-development resources, teacher professional development, on-site technical assistance, and instructional equipment to middle school and high school teachers throughout Illinois. The program is made possible through Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity grant funding and is sponsored through a partnership with the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University, the Western Illinois University College of Business and Technology, the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University, and the Illinois State University College of Education.

—Julie Jones