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Education network CAPS snags $145K from Kauffman Foundation

a homegrown education innovation network announced Wednesday it was awarded a $145,000 grant to expand its programming across the nation, courtesy of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

The Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) program began in the Blue Valley School District in 2009 and is now expanded to 33 programs encompassing 69 school districts in 11 states, said Corey Mohn, CAPS executive director. To instill entrepreneurial thinking in youth and bolster talent pipelines, the program offers college credit to juniors and seniors for completing project-based learning activities. Read more.