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A first-grader reads at the Walt Disney Magnet School. The City of Chicago has 39 magnet and nearly 500 traditional public elementary schools.

 
   
 
  Eliza Chappell
 
Chicago's first public school teacher. Her small log house outside of Fort Dearborn doubled as a classroom and living quarters.
  Herman DeVry
 
He founded DeVry Institutes in 1931 as an electronics repair school. Today, DeVry is one of the world's largest for-profit educational institutions boasting 23 campuses throughout the U.S.
  Marshall Field
 
This retail legend financially established the The Field Museum, Chicago's great natural history museum. Students who take a "field trip" to the 10-million plus specimens always learn something.
  Virginia Lewis
 
Having served as the third African American principal in Chicago, this Harvard grad went on to become superintendent.
  John Dewey
 
This founder of the University of Chicago Lab School, acknowledged "all history is local history." Many students enjoyed his non-rote style of teaching.
 
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SchoolsSchools From the Tick-Tock Nursery School to the University of Chicago, over 2,000 schools - public, private and parochial - are busy educating Chicagoland's future. The inner-city schools have unfortunately long been challenged by low test scores and high dropout rates, but there have been concentrated efforts to change. Local School Councils (one per school) made up of parents...
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Higher LearningHigher Learning Local Colleges and Universities: American Academy of Art, Argosy University, Aurora University, Benedictine University, Career Colleges of Chicago, Chicago School of Professional Psychology ,Chicago State University, City Colleges of Chicago, College of DuPage...
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MuseumsMuseums Sue, the Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton, in the main exhibit hall at The Field Museum...
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Further LearningFurther Learning Area residents browse the Bucktown-Wicker Park branch of the Chicago Public Library in Chicago...
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