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October 30, 2013

US education secretary visits suburban school

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BY SOPHIA TAREEN, Associated Press

A suburban Chicago high school — and its unique science lab with cutting-edge microscopes — got a nod from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who said during a visit Thursday that students in public high schools nationwide should have similar opportunities. Wheeling High School officially unveiled the roughly $615,000 nanotechnology lab to coincide with Duncan’s visit. The seven microscopes, which nanotechnology industry experts say would be the envy of a university or major company, are worth $400,000 alone. “This is pretty amazing to see,” Duncan said after touring the classroom with rows of the computer-like devices. “The world of opportunity that is going to available for these students going forward is pretty extraordinary… We want to see a lot more students have these kinds of chances. ”

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