Posts Tagged “education”

Orland Township presents Scholarship awards

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Orland Township presents Scholarship awards

Orland Township presents Scholarship awards The Orland Township Scholarship Foundation awarded 17 area students scholarships recognizing their academic excellence. The scholarship presentations were made by Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady and members of the Orland Township board which is recognized as one of the best and most efficient government agencies in the Orland Park region Orland…

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Abir Othman named next Principal at Andrew High School

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Abir Othman named next Principal at Andrew High School

Abir Othman named next Principal at Andrew High School The High School District 230 School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Abir Othman as Principal of Andrew High School, in light of the promotion of Dr. Robert Nolting to the role of Superintendent beginning on July 1, 2021. “Abir is a strong and compassionate leader…

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Orland Township seeking high school students for “Service Hours”

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Orland Township seeking high school students for “Service Hours”

Orland Township seeking high school students for “Service Hours” Volunteers needed for Orland Township Drive-In Concert Orland Township is looking for energetic high school students who want to earn service hours by assisting local seniors and listening to live music at an upcoming event, according to the office of Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady. Orland Township…

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Pritzker signs bill raising minimum teacher salaries to $40,000 to address statewide teacher shortage

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Pritzker signs bill raising minimum teacher salaries to $40,000 to address statewide teacher shortage

Pritzker signs bill raising minimum teacher salaries to $40,000 to address statewide teacher shortage Taking another step to address the statewide teacher shortage, Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation today raising teachers’ minimum salary to $40,000.   “As Illinois children head back to school this week and next, this new law says to them and their…

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School should be more than just an education

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School should be more than just an education

School should be more than just an education As my son readies for college, I reminisce about what it was like 50 years ago when I left homew to go to college. It was a different world then and a different world today By Ray Hanania My son Aaron leaves for college next week and…

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Oak Park Police increase presence as students return to school

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Oak Park Police increase presence as students return to school

Oak Park Police increase presence as students return to school With the new school year about to get underway, Oak Park Police are preparing to ramp up enforcement efforts to protect the many students who walk and bicycle along community streets to and from neighborhood schools. Additional enforcement efforts are planned at key crossings and…

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Registration underway for continuing education at Moraine Valley

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Registration underway for continuing education at Moraine Valley

Registration underway for continuing education at Moraine Valley Continue your education, earn a certificate or learn for fun this fall at Moraine Valley Community College. Registration is underway for the fall 2019 semester, which starts Aug. 19 with credit classes on the main campus. Credit classes at the Education Center at Blue Islandand Tinley Park…

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Lightfoot targets gun violence in inauguration

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Lightfoot targets gun violence in inauguration

Lightfoot targets gun violence in inauguration Mayor Lori Lightfoot is sworn into office on May 20, 2019, as Chicago’s first African American woman and first “openly Gay” mayor. Much of Lightfoot’s inauguration speech reflected many of the same principles that were reiterated 40 years ago when on April 16, 1979, Jane Byrne was inaugurated as…

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District 103 administration excels in politics, name-calling and lies

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District 103 administration excels in politics, name-calling and lies

District 103 administration excels in politics, name-calling and lies Officials who have taken over the administration of the District 103 schools in Chicagoland’s west suburbs have turned the schools into a base of political activity. And its superintendent has made no bones about how he plans to use his “educational” position through biased reporting at…

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Lipinski directs major grant to MVCC

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Lipinski directs major grant to MVCC

Lipinski directs major grant to MVCC Lipinski Announces $600 Thousand Education Grant for Moraine Valley Community College Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills has been awarded a $600 thousand grant through the National Science Foundation to help establish an “Internet of Things (IoT)” Coordination Network to bring…

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WalletHub lists Best and Worst Community Colleges

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WalletHub lists Best and Worst Community Colleges

WalletHub lists Best and Worst Community Colleges South Suburban College in South Holland was named as the second to the worst community college in the State of Illinois, ranking 39 out of 40, while Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Heights also struggled in the lowest third of the state’s colleges ranking at only 31…

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Welch bill aims to guarantee Need-Based Higher Education grants for four years

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Welch bill aims to guarantee Need-Based Higher Education grants for four years

Welch bill aims to guarantee Need-Based Higher Education grants for four years To encourage more Illinois students to attend in-state colleges and universities, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, was the chief sponsor of legislation that stabilizes Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants and makes it easier for students to receive the grant for all four…

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