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Funders: Educator Wins MacArthur "Genius" Grant

Amir Abo-Shaeeer, director of the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy in California, is one of the MaCarthur Foundation "genius" grantees for this year - the first educator that I can recall since the founder of Posse won a few years ago.

Amir Abo-Shaeer, director of the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy, says he had no idea he was being considered for a MacArthur Foundation fellowship. 'I still can’t believe it,' he says. 'I feel so fortunate and very humbled.'

The foundation also recognized David Simon, creator of "The Wire" (also known as the best show in the history of television).  Link

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