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Good News: June 26, 2020

Welcome to Good News! In this space we feature positive stories of community impact and development, relevant to the areas Metropolitan serves or the programs we offer.

Chicago launches “groundbreaking” initiative to connect up to 100,000 students to the internet
Under the plan, the city aims to provide free high-speed internet to an estimated 100,000 children in low-income households, paid for with donations and federal emergency coronavirus response dollars.

For The First Time, West Side Students Will Have A Gifted Program In Their Neighborhood
Block Club Chicago
Of Chicago’s 28 selective-enrollment elementary schools, none are located on the West Side. But a new regional gifted center at Morton School of Excellence will give students a place to thrive.

Naperville City Council Passed Resolution to Condemn Racism and Encourage Diversity Following Racist Attacks Against Asian Americans
The Real Chi
“The important thing is not just the resolution to say something nice to support the Asian communities or denouncing the hate crime. I actually wanted the City Council to do something about it,” said Chen.