Institute for Collaboration's Mathematics and Science Education System


$150,000 second installment of a $400,000 grant. Aurora University and its partners met the $150,000 Dunham challenge matching award of $1 for every $2 of new funding raised by the project collaborative. The total $400,000 grant will enable Aurora University and its partners to advance the curriculum and related planning for the creation of a Magnate Academy for students in third through eighth grades gifted in math and science. This proposed innovative school will serve students from the East Aurora, Indian Prairie, Oswego and West Aurora school districts, as well as Aurora University students. In addition, the grant will support the design of a comprehensive resource development plan necessary to raise the funds to make the academy a reality. The collaborative was awarded a first-place Dunham Fund Challenge for Change grant in 2009 for developing the math and science academy concept.