AbbVie and North Chicago Public Schools Announce $350,000 Grant to Advance Math Education

  AbbVie and North Chicago Public Schools Announce $350,000 Grant to Advance
                                Math Education

PR Newswire

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 18, 2013

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie, one of the nation's
largest biopharmaceutical companies, and the North Chicago public schools
announce a $350,000 grant for math education. The grant will enable educators
to strengthen and reinforce the math curriculum for students (K-8) in the
district and assist in the implementation of an engaging, common core aligned
curriculum designed to increase both the educator and student understanding of
and proficiency in mathematics.


"This generous donation will aid curriculum improvement to help teachers and
their students achieve greater competency and understanding of mathematics,"
said Ben Martindale, chief education officer, North Chicago Public Schools.
"As we continue our efforts to increase student achievement, garnering
additional support from local businesses like AbbVie is important so that we
can continue to invest in the resources that will help solidify our long-term
goals of academic success for our students."

The school district will use the donation to invest in curriculum materials,
obtain coaching support for math instructors and initiate a math curriculum in
the district that is in line with the Illinois Common Core State Standards
initiative (CCSS). The grant will also provide related technology upgrades,
digital and hardcopy access to textbooks including teacher editions and
assessment kits for all grade levels.

"We have been a part of this community for many years. AbbVie is committed to
supporting education to narrow the achievement gap in North Chicago," said
Tracie Haas, vice president, corporate responsibility, AbbVie. "A deep
understanding of the basic concepts of math is essential to understanding
science. Only by strengthening the math skills of students will we develop
the next generation of leading scientists."

About North Chicago Public Schools

North Chicago Community Unit School District 187 serves students and their
families living in the North Chicago and the Great Lakes communities. The
district serves more than 3,700 students, employs 260 certified staff and
operates nine schools which provide comprehensive instructional programming
for pre-kindergarten through high school.

About AbbVie

AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013
following separation from Abbott. The company's mission is to use its
expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and
market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and
serious diseases. In 2013, AbbVie employs approximately 21,000 people
worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries. For further
information on the company and its people, portfolio and commitments, please
visit @abbvie on Twitter or view careers on our
Facebookor LinkedIn page.

SOURCE AbbVie Inc.

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