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Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 2:36 p.m.

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Center for Creativity gave $500,000 in grants to 25 school districts in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

Funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum and the Grable foundations, each $20,000 grant will be used to design and create spaces, such as classrooms and library areas, to engage students in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

Winning districts are: Allegheny Valley, Avonworth, Baldwin-Whitehall, Blackhawk, Brentwood, Burrell, Butler Area, Canon-McMillan, Chartiers Valley, Clairton, Cornell, Elizabeth Forward, Fort Cherry, Fox Chapel, Gateway, McGuffey, North Allegheny, Plum, Quaker Valley, Seneca Valley, South Allegheny, Southeastern Green, Steel Valley, South Fayette and West Jefferson Hills.

The AIU received almost 90 grant applications.

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