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Alternative energy at Brooks

See a slideshow from a recent Global Village* class at Brooks here, or click on the photo above. Jim Gill, an engineer with Earth & Sky Energy LLC, worked with students on some of the nuts and bolts of alternative energy. * The program is now named "Science...

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Fly Bird auction benefits Oak Park Education Foundation

border="0"> Stop by the 4th Annual Student Art Show/Auction, hosted by Fly Bird to benefit the Oak Park Education Foundation, through June 15 at 719 Lake Street in Oak Park. 140 unique bird sculptures created by middle school students are on exhibit - and for sale....

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VEX Robotics Competition April 3

Come one, come all to the VEX Robotics competition of Julian vs. Brooks! Watch teams compete with robots designed, built, programmed and controlled by students. The competition will take place on Thursday, April 3, 7 pm in the Brooks gym, 325 S. Kenilworth. The teams...

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OPEF is on the map of 100 Best Communities for Young People!

Oak Park was just named one of the 2008 100 Best Communities for Young People by the America's Promise Alliance. The Oak Park Education Foundation took part in the application, and America's Promise chose to feature OPEF and Art Start in the brief description of why...

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More experts in more classrooms, brought to you by OPEF

[from the fall 2007 issue of OPEF's newsletter, Take Note] This year, the Oak Park Education is bringing more experts than ever into classrooms to work with students! Our programs are growing, which means more architects, artists, scientists and technology buffs are...

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Some like it HOT!

[from the fall 2007 issue of OPEF's newsletter, Take Note] It's become a tradition: Each year the 21 second grade students from the Whittier multi-age classes of Ms. Druckmiller, Ms. Dunn and Ms. Nelson study Mexican life and art with Mr. Guillermo Delgado. Mr....

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Everybody is an artist

[from the fall 2007 issue of OPEF's newsletter, Take Note] Everybody is an artist: That's what dancer and textile artist Vickie Casanova believes. Look at the hand-sewn pillows and the two intricate quilts made by the students in Gale Liebman and Karen Tokarz's...

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Connecting to art

[from the fall 2007 issue of OPEF's newsletter, Take Note] Inspiration, innovation, creativity. Bringing art into the classroom adds these magic ingredients to make every academic subject come alive. That's why we run Art Start, partnering sculptors, musicians,...

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Architecture Adventure wins $10,000 visionary grant

The Oak Park Education Foundation is proud to be the August recipient of a $10,000 grant to expand Architecture Adventure into all ten Oak Park public schools. With the help of the Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest, we are inspiring the next generation of...

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