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<p>An example of a Chromebook. | Sun-Times Media File&nbsp;</p>

Leyden School Board approves $1 million to buy all students Chromebooks

The Leyden High School District 212 Board voted April 10 to spend $1 million for a new generation of laptop computers for its 3,400 students.

River Grove School holding event to encourage summer reading

As schools prepare for the summer break, one school in conjunction with the local library is trying to make sure students continue to learn.

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East Leyden teacher to join elite national research group

Elizabeth Pater, a high school math teacher at East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, will join an elite group of just 40 middle and high school teachers from across the...

Hundreds of parents and students attend River Grove School's PTA meeting prior to the school's Arts and Literacy Night. | David Pollard/Sun-Times Media

Student talent on display at River Grove School’s Arts and Literacy Night

Almost every wall, table and classroom inside River Grove School was covered with some form of student art, made over several weeks in preparation for the school’s Arts and...

Leyden High School District 212 artwork: "Le Swing" by Karolina Milczarska,
Silver Key Award Winner. | Provided

East Leyden art students earn national recognition

Two East Leyden student artists, senior Sarah Szeszol and junior Karolina Milczarska, have been named national medalists in the 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards...

Leyden high schools hosts 26th William H. Fern Award ceremony April 17

Students, faculty and staff from Leyden High School District 212 will be honored at the 26th Annual William H. Fern Award ceremony to be held at 3 p.m. on April 17, in the...

<p>The youngsters of Casa de Hogar Maximo Cornejo Quiroz orphanage in Puerto Vallarta will be among the children to benefit from the selling of tickets to the Cubs vs. Diamondbacks game on April 22. Tickets are $15 each. | Submitted</p>

Leyden's Cubs tickets fundraiser sale to aid orphanage slow

While overall fundraising is good, an effort by the Service Club at Leyden High School District 212 to sell 2,000 tickets to a Chicago Cubs game is going slow.

In a room covering 1974 through 1983, visitors got the chance to vote for their favorite movie character from that period. Elmwood Elementary School turned classrooms into time capsules to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the school on April 11. | Jason Glosniak/For Sun-Times Media

For Elmwood School’s 100th anniversary, a trip back in time

As part of Elmwood Park’s centennial celebration this year, Elmwood School, which is 100 years old as well, helped bring the school and village’s past to the present.

Leyden Future Business Leaders of America compete at state conference

Future Business Leaders of America members from East and West Leyden high schools attended the Illinois Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference in...

<p>Nathan Handwerker, 18, of Elmwood Park, shows off the gold medal he recently won at the Midwest Chinese Speech Competition. He is fluent in Chinese and can read and write it as well. | David Pollard/Sun-Times Media</p>

Elmwood Park student makes mark in Mandarin Chinese

Sometimes, when Nathan Handwerker is walking down the street or getting ready for school, he begins to think in Chinese. That’s because for the past four years, the Elmwood Park...

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