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Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White is encouraging students in grades four through 12 to enter the 2022 “Letters About Literature in Illinois” reading and writing competition.

Representatives from the four founding schools of the AERO special-education cooperative were joined by Gov. J.B. Pritzker and other elected officials on Nov. 1 at the groundbreaking of a new facility set to open two years from now at the site of the former Queen of Peace High School, 76th S…

When the Rev. James Green led the charge in 1905 to build an all-boys, Catholic high school at 63rd Street and Claremont Avenue on Chicago’s Southwest Side, he and his fellow Augustinian priests wanted a place where families could send their sons to receive a great secondary education but al…

Ranked for years among the most diverse private schools in Illinois, Morgan Park Academy (MPA) focuses on global studies and community diversity, and this year that focus includes the arrival of 13 high school students from six countries.

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Members of the St. John Fisher Elementary School Class of 1971 gathered at Ridge Country Club on Oct. 9 to celebrate their 50th class reunion. Classmates said the reunion was an excellent night filled with great memories and renewed friendships. Plenty of laughs were shared among the more th…

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Kate Starr Kellogg Elementary School’s building is humming along this fall, as the school is once again full of teachers and learners thriving at North Beverly’s highly rated neighborhood school.

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The kindergarten class at St. Cajetan Elementary School, 2447 W. 112th St., worked on crowns as parts of a class project. The students used a variety of materials, including glitter, jewels and stickers, to create their own unique crown. After completing the project, the students donned thei…

Morgan Park Academy (MPA), 2153 W. 111th St., remains the top school in Chicago’s South Side area, one of the best in the state and among 2.5 percent of schools nationwide to merit an overall A+ grade, according to an annual third-party report.

On the front lawn of Council Oak Montessori School (COMS), 2521 Grove St., in Blue Island, a large marble marker displays a quote from Maria Montessori.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL), a leader in building healthy communities across the state, recently announced a new student development program with Morgan Park High School.

Four students from the St. Xavier University (SXU) School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) have been awarded scholarships from the Blue Island Community Healthcare Foundation for the 2021-22 academic year.

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St. Xavier University (SXU) officials announced that they have cleared more than $2 million in student debt, using federal COVID-19 relief funds to help 1,050 students—nearly a third of the student population.

One Million Degrees (OMD) is a nonprofit founded to empower Chicago area community college students by offering wrap-around supports to help them persist and succeed through school.

St. Xavier University (SXU) has been awarded a one-year grant of $38,192 from the Illinois Board of Higher Education for the Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will offer its First Day, Free Rides program for kindergarten to12th-grade students and their accompanying adult on the first day of the Chicago Public Schools’ school year, Monday, Aug. 30.

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Harriet Tubman is known to many for escaping slavery and freeing slaves as a conductor on the Underground Railroad.

The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Council of the Knights of Columbus, in Evergreen Park, recently awarded five $500 scholarships to deserving graduates of five local Catholic schools for their exemplary service to their school, church and community.

St. Xavier University (SXU) has been recognized among the 2021-2022 Colleges of Distinction as a higher education institution in Illinois, a Catholic university and in the areas of nursing, business and education for the fifth consecutive year.

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently announced a comprehensive approach to vaccinating eligible students against COVID-19 this summer and during the 2021-22 school year.

From July 6 to Aug. 6 new City Colleges of Chicago students can earn college credit by taking English 96 or English 97/101 online–ensuring their momentum into and through college English early in their first year with additional advising and supports, all free.

Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI), a Chicago-based nonprofit that provides tens of thousands of deserving kids from low-income families with free school supplies to help them succeed in the classroom, recently announced its 2021 We Appreciate Teachers contest.

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State Rep. Kelly Burke (D-36th), newly sworn in as mayor of Evergreen Park, recently visited the Oak Lawn campus of Southwest Chicago Christian School.

In the summer of 2020, Br. Rice High School Director of Counseling Pat Creed looked over a laundry list of scholarships for which Crusader students would be eligible, a tedious but rewarding task that he and the other counselors perform without fail every year.