Category: Education

A Private Christian School That Prizes Diversity Says Its Doors Are Open to All

Monday, August 28, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured photo: Students arrive in uniform on their first day of school at The Field School in Oak Park last week. | Alexa Rogals/Wednesday Journal 

While he was working in Chicago Public Schools for Teach For America, the nonprofit teacher recruitment organization, Jeremy Mann observed a reality that he’s been grappling with ever since.

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Bellwood District 88 Does a 180

Thursday, August 24, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Nowadays, the climate at Bellwood School District 88 board meetings is a lot more placid than just a year ago — when they were policed by armed, bulletproof vest-wearing security guards hired by former D88 Supt. Rosemary Hendricks.

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Walther Christian, Area Fire Dept.’s Get $48K in Donated Equipment

Friday, August 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Recently, Walther Christian Academy, along with three local fire departments, received a total of over $48,000 in donated life safety equipment from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

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How Your School Fared in New Rankings | Loyola Top 3 in IL

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews  

New rankings out by Niche, a national education website, are getting a lot of attention from media outlets across the country.

According to its website, Niche’s 2018 Best Public High Schools ranking “is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users.”

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State Denies Appeal Made By Proposed Maywood Charter School

Thursday, August 17, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

The Illinois State Charter School Commission (ISCSC) voted late last month to deny the appeal of Elaine Lee, a Maywood-Broadview-Melrose Park District 89 school psychologist, who was seeking to open a new charter school this academic year.

The charter school, called Mastery Academy Charter School (MACS), would have been located at Rock of Ages Baptist Church’s T.H. Wade Center on 14th Ave. and Madison St., and would have served 135 students in grades six and seven in the fall of 2017 before growing to 225 students in grades six through eight by 2019-20.

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District 209 to Hold First-ever Back to School Bash Aug. 18

Wednesday, August 17, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will hold its first-ever Back to School Bash on Friday, Aug. 18, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the district office located within Proviso Math and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd.

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