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.

COVID-19 restrictions held down the size of the crowd, but not its enthusiasm as Leo High School celebrated its 92nd commencement ceremony at St. Margaret of Scotland Church on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9.

Andrew DeLaney will be salutatorian, and Emmett Campbell will be valedictorian when Morgan Park Academy (MPA) celebrates its 148th graduation exercises on June 12.

The number of alumni from St. Rita of Cascia High School officially climbed to 25,014 on May 23 as 129 Ritamen walked across the sanctuary of the St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel to receive their diplomas.

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Marist High School held its 55th annual commencement exercises on Friday, May 21, at Soldier Field, sending off an accomplished class of 376 young men and women.

Morgan Park Academy (MPA) graduating seniors have some exciting options as they made their college decisions this spring.

As the city and world continue to move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Rita High School is eagerly anticipating a fun-filled summer with many exciting elementary school and incoming freshman summer camps.

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In recognition of the dedication exhibited by area nurses throughout the past year, Western Governors University (WGU) is celebrating National Nurses Week, May 6 to 12, with a new Nurses Appreciation Scholarship for nurses and other healthcare workers who are interested in furthering their e…

The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) recently announced the Supporting Emerging Educators Development (SEED) Scholarship to increase the pipeline of talented and diverse educators in Chicago.

The Morgan Park Academy (MPA) Academic Challenge team continued its 30-year history of top-level success with a third-place finish at the 2021 state finals, including four individual medals in math and engineering graphics.

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Sutherland Elementary School, 10015 S. Leavitt St., will host a virtual Kindergarten Open House on Thursday, May 6, from 5 to 6 p.m. Early pre-registration is recommended at For more information, call (773) 535-2580 or visit

As part of its continuing-education programming, the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) is now accepting applications for its 2021-2022 Science Fellows program, which provides yearlong training to Illinois educators interested in incorporating science and conservation into their pedagogy.

The Morgan Park Academy (MPA) annual eighth-grade history fair project produced not only a host of outstanding exhibits, but also six qualifiers for the state finals in Springfield.

With the support of the Mother McAuley High School Board of Trustees, school donors and the McAuley community, Mother McAuley High School hosted its annual gala on Feb. 25, and this year, the event went virtual in a fun, upbeat, successful and first-ever live-stream celebration.

The Morgan Park Academy (MPA) high school math team closed out a successful season with high scores in the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) competition, placing third in its region and 13th in the state among Division 1A teams.

Kiernan McSwiggan and Roisin Walsh, members of the Marian Catholic High School Class of 2022, were selected to receive the Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Heritage Scholarship in the award’s inaugural year.

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To show appreciation for area K-12 educators who have been forced to adapt to new styles of teaching throughout the pandemic, Western Governors University (WGU) is pledging to award up to $125,000 in grant money to K-12 teachers who need help funding their innovative classroom projects as pa…

The St. Xavier University (SXU) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program has been ranked No. 5 for “Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs” by U.S. News & World Report for 2021.

St. Xavier University (SXU) School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SONHS) has announced the first recipient of the Gerald F. Loftus M.D. and Mary Clare Loftus RN, M.Ed. Endowed Professorship for the 2020-2021 year.