Student uses Facebook to rally support for gifted, arts education

01/13/2010 | Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, Ill.)

Teachers, students and alumni are among more than 1,100 people who have joined a Facebook page created by a high-school student to save art, music and gifted programs in his Illinois school district. The popularity of the Web site has captured the attention of district officials, who are considering cutting the programs because of budget concerns. "I have urged the administration to look for alternative methods of delivering this curriculum that aren't as costly," said one board member who joined the online social-networking group.

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Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, Ill.)

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