WBEZ | catholic school http://www.wbez.org/tags/catholic-school Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Lewis University gets grant to train science, math teachers http://www.wbez.org/news/lewis-university-gets-grant-train-science-math-teachers-113050 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/640px-School-education-learning-1750587-h.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>ROMEOVILLE, Ill. &mdash; The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.4 million to<a href="http://www.lewisu.edu" target="_blank"> Lewis University</a> for a program designed to help recruit and prepare future math and science teachers. The program&#39;s intent is to increase the amount of those teachers for schools in need of them.</p><div><p>The program at the Roman Catholic university outside&nbsp;Chicago&nbsp;will fund 36 scholarships over five years and recruit undergraduate majors in biology, chemistry, math and physics. Those registered in the program will prepare to become sixth through 12th-grade math or science teachers.</p><p>Dorene Huvaere is the Lewis University professor who led the team that applied for the grant.</p><p>Huvaere said science, technology, engineering and mathematics are becoming more important in education. She said there is a need for teachers in those fields as the pace of technological development picks up.</p><div>&mdash;<em> The Associated Press</em></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 09:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/lewis-university-gets-grant-train-science-math-teachers-113050 Chicago Catholic Schools see enrollment increase http://www.wbez.org/sections/religion/chicago-catholic-schools-see-enrollment-increase-105091 <p><p>Enrollment in Chicago&#39;s Catholic schools has grown over the past three years.</p><p>The Archdiocese of Chicago announced Tuesday the school system has seen an increase of 675 students during that period.</p><p>Preschool, kindergarten and first grade levels have seen a combined 10 percent increase compared to three years ago.</p><p>Catholic schools superintendent Sister M. Paul McCaughey says donations, among other reasons, have driven the surge in enrollment. The additional aid has allowed more students to join the district.</p><p>Chicago&#39;s Catholic school system is the largest of its kind in the nation, comprising of 212 elementary and 38 high schools.</p><p>Nearly 6,000 teachers educate the more than 85,000 students enrolled in the system.</p></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:07:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/sections/religion/chicago-catholic-schools-see-enrollment-increase-105091