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Learning by doing has guided the efforts of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools since Professor John Dewey first began testing his educational theories in 1896. Beginning with a handful of children and growing to over 1770 students Lab has earned a well-deserved international reputation for excellence. More

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    Journalism teacher Wayne Brasler to retire after 50 years at Lab

    Posted Dec 04 2014

    If there such a thing as double emeritus status, it will have to go to journalism teacher Wayne Brasler who has announced his retirement, to begin on January 5, 2015.

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    Bookswap puts 10,000 books in new homes with Labbies and at Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School

    Posted Dec 04 2014

    Parent volunteers helped Lab collect and re-distribute more than 10,000 books, continuing Lab's Bookswap tradition of recycling books, promoting literacy among our youngest students, and sharing what we have with others.

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    Bud James elected to Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame

    Posted Nov 05 2014

    The announcement came one day after Lab hosted the first Annual Bud James Invitation Cross Country Race. Says Athletics Director Dave Ribbens, “This is a significant accomplishment. At minimum one has to have made 20 years of contributions to track and field. Bud made it his first time on the ballot.”

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    Lab Eid dinner commemorates the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca

    Posted Nov 06 2014

    Nearly 200 parents, students, and teachers from all divisions gathered to celebrate the end of Hajj with a potluck dinner sponsored by the U-High Muslim Students Association, with help from the Parents’ Association and many volunteers.

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    Jennifer Xue, ’14, published by The Concord Review

    Posted Oct 27 2014

    The Concord Review selected a research paper on Eli Whitney, the inventor of the cotton gin, written by Jennifer Xue, ’14, for inclusion in the Fall 2014 issue.

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