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‘Enhancing life’ focus of new Divinity School project

The University of Chicago Divinity School has launched a two-year, interdisciplinary project aimed at understanding what it means to enhance life and how the human aspiration for a better life can be fulfilled. The Enhancing Life Project is supported by a $ 4.6 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation and led by William Schweiker, […]

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High school once named Obama Prep could be built on riverfront

A vacant riverfront parcel at Division and Halsted has emerged as the frontrunner for construction of a new, $ 60 million selective-enrollment high school that Mayor Rahm Emanuel initially had planned to name after President Barack Obama. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Chicago Pakistani react to school attack by Taliban

Chicago Pakistani react to school attack by Taliban Pakistanis in Chicago say they are shocked, angry and saddened by the news of the school shooting in their homeland. The Pakistan Counsel General in Chicago called its “a despicable and heinous act of terrorism.” “They are not human,” said Chicago … Full News here – Read more […]

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Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead, mostly children

Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 141 people, mostly children, before Pakistani officials declared a military operation to clear the school over. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Fox Valley municipal, school board races spark interest

It wasn’t a mad rush, yet a number of candidates vying for seats on village and school boards throughout the Fox Valley turned out Monday for the first day of filing petitions for the April 7 election. Among the municipal races, Huntley’s is already contested with two incumbents and two challengers vying for three, 4-year […]

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Batavia school board hot among Tri-Cities races

The Batavia school board race in April will be a highly contested one, as eight people filed this morning for theree seats. They were among the almost two dozen people first in line at the Kane County clerk’s office to seek school board seats throughout the county. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Jon Lester developed 'wow' factor at high school in Pacific Northwest

Jon Lester developed 'wow' factor at high school in Pacific Northwest Jon Lester became a major league star with the Red Sox, but he started impressing observers long before that. Jon Lester became a major league star with the Red Sox, but he started impressing observers long before that. (Jared Wickerham / Getty Images). Full […]

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Woodland Elementary District 50 in Gurnee mulls live streaming of school board meetings

Woodland Elementary District 50 in Gurnee might start a live online video stream of school board meetings without commercials. District 50 board members recently agreed they’d prefer an in-house online video posting operation over private companies used by other school systems that offer free, Web-based services in exchange for advertising that appears during meetings or […]

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Chicago, 6 Other US School Districts To Teach Computer Science

Chicago, 6 Other US School Districts To Teach Computer Science The school districts encompassing New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, Houston and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, are committing to offer the course in high school or middle school. While some large districts already have computer electives at … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Chicago summer jobs program for high school students dramatically reduces youth violence

A public summer jobs program for high school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by 43 percent over a 16-month period, according to a new study from the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the University of Pennsylvania. The randomized controlled trial is published in the journal Science. This research comes […]

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Chicago summer jobs program for high school students dramatically reduces youth violence

A public summer jobs program for high school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by 43 percent over a 16-month period, according to a new study from the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the University of Pennsylvania. The randomized controlled trial is published in the journal Science. This research comes […]

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Kane County still contemplating fate of Sixth Street School

Kane County officials indicated for the first time Tuesday that they may not sell the Sixth Street School property despite stating the land was primed to go on the market six months ago. While county officials wait, the old school building continues to crumble around its current tenant, the Kane County Regional Office of Education. […]

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Cook Coounty clerk adds suburban filing locations for school candidates

The Cook County Clerk’s office is setting up four locations in the city of Chicago and the suburbs for school board candidates in the April 7 election to submit their nominating petitions when the filing period begins Dec. 15. Under a new state law, school board hopefuls must file for candidacy through their county clerk […]

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Students sought for planned private high school in Batavia

Former Illinois education superintendent Michael Bakalis says after experimenting with charter schools for years, he now is focusing on developing private schools with a liberal arts focus to better prepare students for college. The first such college prep high school is set to open next fall in Batavia. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local […]

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Batavia school board seeks higher tax levy

Batavia school board members said they struggled Tuesday when deciding to ask for more property taxes, instead of holding the levy steady. Uncertainty about possible changes to state funding for aid and pensions that could cost the Batavia district is worrying them. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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