Friday, June 8, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: District 89 students were among more than 1,400 of the top-scoring Destination Imagination teams who competed in Tennessee this year. | Courtesy District 89
Each May, more than 1,400 of the highest-scoring Destination Imagination teams from 45 states and 14 countries travel to Knoxville, Tenn., to showcase their innovative solutions to various Challenges in the STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) fields. This year, a team of District 89 students were among that elite pool of teams.
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Sunday, February 18, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Students being led out of a high school in Parkland, Fla., after a Feb. 14 mass shooting. | Getty Images
The Feb. 14 shooting at Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Fla., where a semi-automatic-toting 19-year-old killed 17 people, garnered some reaction among local community leaders, particularly in area schools.
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Thursday, February 8, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
The Irving Middle School Tigers made history on Feb. 7, when they defeated Calumet City Dolton 42 to 38 during a game in Markham to advance to the Elite 8 in the Illinois Elementary School Association’s state basketball tournament.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A mayor in Maryland participating in an African American Read-In during Black History Month last year. | Michelle L. Marek/Twitter
Village Free Press is proud to partner with AKB Events and Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview District 89 on the African American Read-In, a national reading event promoting literacy and African American authors during Black History Month.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Vox reported earlier this month on a series of recent studies that find most school districts draw attendance zones that “are gerrymandered to put white students in classrooms that are even whiter than the communities they live in. The result, they say, is that schools today are re-segregating.
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Thursday, January 4, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
According to a Chicago Reporter analysis published Dec. 19, “Chicago’s public schools lost more than 52,000 black students. Now, the school district, which was majority black for half a century, is on pace to become majority Latino.”
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Sunday, December 24, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: District 89 school students with Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins and Maywood Trustee Isiah Brandon. | Courtesy District 89
Students in District 89 schools sang, danced, recited poetry and told stories during a series of events this month designed to celebrate the winter holidays.
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