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CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A cross-section of more than 400 of greater Chicago's education, city, business and nonprofit leaders will convene at UIC Forum on Thursday, November 3, to highlight innovative and effective efforts in K-12 education across the Chicago region, and discuss how to lead together through challenging times.

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Top Box, FarmLogix win $500k grant to bring fresh local food to underserved families

Some Chicago Public Schools parents on the South and West sides could soon have the option of using an app to buy boxes of locally sourced meat and produce that will be delivered to the schools.

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Gary school referendum eyed to help ease $75 million debt

Voting “No” on the Gary Community School Corp.’s funding referendum could affect neighboring school districts just as much as it will the city, according to its superintendent and a GCSC board trustee.

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Elgin Community College's Early Childhood Lab School received the Silver Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois, the state's new quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development providers.

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Ex-coach continues cancer fight at Plainview-Old Bethpage homecoming

Stacy Brennan still exudes the enthusiastic personality one would associate with a cheerleading coach.
Her spirit shone brightly during Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School’s homecoming football game last Saturday. As any good coach would, she’s showing people how to overcome adversity.

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Elgin High School senior Christian Acosta said he has seen other students participate in the fall day feast in past years, but never imagined he would get the chance to help organize one. "I would see the seniors before me in this fall feast, but I never thought I'd actually be in it," he said....

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All Stars Project Lead Conversation on Chicago Afterschool Development

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle made welcome remarks at the 2016 All Stars Project of Chicago Afterschool Development Conference on Thursday, October 20.

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Little-Known Force on the Left Tiptoes into 2016 Races

There’s a new, deep-pocketed liberal donor in town.
It’s called the Civic Participation Action Fund, and it’s run by a man named Stephen McConnell in Washington. Formed last year with $50 million, it’s donated to at least three different Democrat-aligned super political action committees this year, including $1.5 million to mobilize immigrant voters for Hillary Clinton.

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John Muir Middle School debuts outdoor learning space

A new outdoor classroom was dedicated on Friday at John Muir Middle School on a site where a condemned bungalow had previously been located.
The 40-seat, 2,000-square-foot classroom is the result of a partnership the school formed with Woodbury University's School of Architecture and Nickelodeon.