Green Line (CTA)
The Green Line is a rapid transit line on the Chicago Transit Authority's "L" system. It is the only elevated route in the entire system, it utilizes the system's oldest segments, extending 20.695 miles with 30 stops between Forest Park and Oak Park, through Chicago's West Side to the Loop, to the South Side and West Englewood and Woodlawn. As of September 2012, the average number of weekday boardings on the Green Line was 70,554. Beginning at the yard and inspection facilities in Forest Park, the Green Line runs east through Oak Park towards the city on an embankment adjacent to Metra's Union Pacific/West Line tracks from the Harlem Avenue terminal, on the border of Oak Park and Forest Park, to a point just west of Laramie Avenue. Here the Green Line tracks leave the railroad embankment and continue east on a steel elevated structure directly above Lake Street, a major east–west thoroughfare; the "L" bridges a couple of railroad tracks before entering downtown Chicago at Clinton Street. East of Clinton Street, the route bridges Metra's Union Pacific railroad tracks and the Chicago River before joining the Union Loop "L" tracks at Wells Street.
In downtown Chicago, the Green Line operates over the famous Union Loop "L" structure along with Brown Line, Orange Line, Pink Line and Purple Line Express trains. However, Green Line trains operate both ways over the Lake Street and Wabash Avenue sides only, does not use the Wells Street and Van Buren Street sides of the Loop; the Green Line is the only line in the "L" system that has two entry/exit points to the elevated Loop, the only route that uses the Loop but does not terminate there. Its route uses the Wabash and Lake sides of the Loop, which are used by the Orange, Pink and Brown Lines, which operate around the Loop and return to their route terminal. Leaving the Loop at Tower 12, the tracks continue along Wabash Avenue and follows an "S" curve to the west and south now following the alley between Wabash Avenue and State Street to 40th Street; this 3.8 mile section is the oldest part of Chicago's "L" system. On this segment, the Green Line shares tracks with the Orange Line between the 17th Street.
Passengers can transfer between the two lines at Roosevelt/Wabash station. The other stations on this section are at Cermak–McCormick Place and 35th–Bronzeville–IIT, adjacent the Illinois Institute of Technology campus and the Chicago Police Department Headquarters. At 40th Street, the route turns east to Indiana station turns south between Calumet and Prairie Avenues to the Garfield station and continues south to 59th Street where the route splits into two branches—the Englewood branch and the Jackson Park branch. Prior to 1994 the East 63rd branch extended as far east as Stony Island Avenue, it was shortened to University in 1982 and Cottage Grove in 1996. The Ashland branch continues south and west following 59th Street, Princeton Avenue and 63rd Street to the Ashland terminal in West Englewood; the yard and inspection shop lie to the south between the old Racine station and the Ashland/63rd terminal. The "L" tracks continues west to a stub end at Hermitage Avenue, a prediction for a future extension of the route westward, those plans were cancelled in the late 1970s.
Prior to 1992, the Englewood branch had two additional stops at Wentworth and Harvard, closed by the CTA for service cuts. Halsted/63rd is the only remaining stop on the 3.1 miles route. The Englewood branch was permanently renamed the Ashland branch as of March 2013 according to the CTA; the Jackson Park branch continues south from the mainline between Calumet and Prairie Avenues, passing the old yard and inspection facilities at 61st Street in Washington Park. South of here, the route curves east over 63rd Street and follows it to the current terminal at Cottage Grove/63rd in Woodlawn. Prior to 1994, the Jackson Park branch of the Green Line once terminated at University/63rd and before that, at Stony Island/63rd from 1893 until 1982. In addition to losing the University/63rd station, the Jackson Park branch lost the 61st Street station and the 58th Street station in 1994; the Green Line operates between Harlem/Lake and Cottage Grove, weekdays from 4 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. and between Harlem/Lake and Ashland/63rd, weekdays from 3:50 a.m. to 1:05 a.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 4:50 a.m. to 1:05 a.m.
On the trunk of the Green Line between Harlem/Lake and Garfield, headways operate weekdays at seven to twelve minutes during rush hour and early evening, ten minutes middays. On the weekends, Saturday service operates every ten minutes all day, with Sunday service operating every twelve minutes all day. Night service after 10 p.m. operates every 15 minutes. On the Ashland/63rd and Cottage Grove branches, headways double to 15-30 minutes throughout service times; the Green Line is operated with the Bombardier-built 5000-series railcars. The 5000-series cars began running on the Green Line on July 1, 2012 after the Pink Line became equipped with the new cars; as additional 5000-series cars were assigned to the Green Line, the remaining 2400-series cars were reassigned to the Red and Orange Lines to finish their service lives. 2600-series and 3200-series railcars were used on the Green Line, though these were loaned from the Blue and Orange Lines, only when the Green Line was short on cars. With the 5000-series cars now equipping the Green Line fleet after the last of the 2400-serie
Blue Line (CTA)
The Blue Line known as the O'Hare-Congress Line and the West-Northwest Line, is a 26.93-mile-long Chicago "L" line which extends through the Loop from O'Hare International Airport at the far northwest end of the city, through downtown via the Milwaukee-Dearborn Subway and across the West Side to its southwest end at Forest Park, with a total of 33 stations. It is the CTA's second busiest rail line, with an average of 186,796 passengers boarding each weekday in September 2012; the Blue Line and Red Line are two routes of the Chicago "L" system that operate 24 hours a day every day of the year, the CTA is one of only five rapid transit systems in the United States to do so. The Blue Line is one of only two lines with more than one station with the same name, with the Green Line being the other; the Blue Line has only three in-system transfers, contains a combination of both the oldest and newest portions of'L' tracks, does not share tracks with any other'L' line. Before the adoption of color-coded names, the Blue Line was referred to as the West-Northwest Route or more the O'Hare-Congress-Douglas route for its three branches.
The Congress and Douglas branches were renamed for their terminals, Forest Park and 54th/Cermak, when the current color naming system was adopted in 1993. Blue Line service on the Douglas Branch was discontinued in April 2008 and replaced by the Pink Line; the Blue Line is one of five'L' lines that run into Chicago suburbs, with the others being the Green, Purple and Yellow lines. The Blue Line runs through three, making it the rail line that runs through the most suburbs on the Chicago'L' system; the most vintage components of the Blue Line began as part of the Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad in 1895. The first section to be built by the Metropolitan extended west in the vicinity of Van Buren Street from an independent terminal at Canal and Jackson Streets to Marshfield Avenue, northward in the vicinity of Paulina Street to Damen and Milwaukee Avenues. Service on this section began on May 6, 1895; the structure was completed from Damen Avenue to Logan Square on May 25, 1895. The next stage in the development of the West Side'L' came on June 19, 1895, when the Garfield Park Branch was added, extending west in the vicinity of Van Buren Street and Harrison Street from Marshfield Avenue to Cicero Avenue.
An extension of service over the tracks of the Aurora and Chicago Railroad to a new terminal at Desplaines Avenue was established on March 11, 1905. A subsequent extension to Westchester opened on October 1, 1926. Another branch line was added to the growing Metropolitan System on July 29, 1895, when trains began operating over the Humboldt Park Branch, paralleling North Avenue from Damen Avenue to a terminal at Lawndale Avenue; this was followed by still another addition when the Douglas Park Branch was placed in operation as far south as 18th Street on April 28, 1896. As the southwest area of the city developed, the Douglas Park Branch was extended from 18th Street to Western Avenue in September 1896; the Douglas Park branch was cut back to 54th Avenue in Cicero. The Metropolitan West Side Elevated began service onto the Loop on October 11, 1897, a rush period stub terminal at Wells Street was added October 3, 1904. For much of the early 20th century and through the 1940s, service on the West Side Elevated lines went unchanged until the Chicago Transit Authority took control of Chicago's Rapid Transit System on October 1, 1947, initiating a series of massive service cuts and station closings.
On February 25, 1951, the CTA opened the Milwaukee-Dearborn Subway, connecting the Milwaukee Avenue elevated route with the Loop on a fast and more direct routing through the heart of the city. With opening of the Dearborn Subway, the old elevated alignment between Evergreen and Marshfield Avenues was decommissioned, used only for moving out-of-service rail cars; the north section of this connection between Evergreen Avenue and Lake Street was subsequently demolished in the 1960s, leaving the Lake Street Branch-to-Douglas Branch section or the "Paulina Connector" still in existence. The Garfield Park elevated was replaced by the Congress line on June 22, 1958, pioneering the world's first use of rail rapid transit and a multi-lane automobile expressway in the same grade-separated right-of-way; the new line connected with the Milwaukee-Dearborn Subway at the Chicago River and extended westward to Des Plaines Avenue in Forest Park. Loomis Ramp, built at this same time, permitted Douglas trains to operate through the subway as well combining the Logan Square, Garfield Park and Douglas routes into the second through service in Chicago, the West-Northwest route.
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Primary education called an elementary education is the first stage of formal education, coming after preschool and before secondary education. Primary education takes place in a primary school or elementary school. In some countries, primary education is followed by middle school, an educational stage which exists in some countries, takes place between primary school and high school. Primary Education in Australia consists of grades foundation to grade 6. In the United States, primary education is Grades 1 - 3 and elementary education consists of grades 1-6; the United Nations Millennium Development Goal 2 was to achieve universal primary education by the year 2015, by which time their aim was to ensure that all children everywhere, regardless of race or gender, will be able to complete primary schooling. Due to the fact that the United Nations focused on Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, as they are both home to the vast majority of children out of school, they hypothesized that they might not have been able to reach their goal by 2015.
According to the September 2010 fact sheet, this was because there were still about 69 million school-age children who were not in school with half of the demographic in sub-Saharan Africa and more than a quarter in Southern Asia. In order to achieve the goal by 2015, the United Nations estimated that all children at the official entry age for primary school would have had to have been attending classes by 2009; this would depend upon the duration of the primary level, as well as how well the schools retain students until the end of the cycle. Not only was it important for children to be enrolled in education, but countries will have needed to ensure that there are a sufficient number of teachers and classrooms to meet the demand of pupils; as of 2010, the number of new teachers needed in sub-Saharan Africa alone, equaled the current teaching force in the region. However, the gender gap for children not in education had been narrowed. Between 1999 and 2008, the number of girls not in education worldwide had decreased from 57 percent to 53 percent, however it should be noted that in some regions, the percentage had increased.
According to the United Nations, there are many things in the regions that have been accomplished. Although enrollment in the sub-Saharan area of Africa continues to be the lowest region worldwide, by 2010 "it still increased by 18 percentage points—from 58 percent to 76 percent—between 1999 and 2008." There was progress in both Southern Asia and North Africa, where both areas saw an increase in enrollment, For example, In Southern Asia, this had increased by 11 percent and in North Africa by 8 percent- over the last decade. Major advances had been made in the poorest of countries like the abolition of primary school fees in Burundi where there was an increase in primary-school enrollment which reached 99 percent as of 2008. Tanzania experienced a similar outcome; the country doubled its enrollment ratio over the same period. Moreover, other regions in Latin America such as Guatemala and Nicaragua, Zambia in Southern Africa "broke through the 90 percent towards greater access to primary education."
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After finishing primary, students move to intermediate school. In Tunisia pre-school education is optional and provided in three settings: Kindergartens:socio-educational institutions that come under the supervision of Ministry of culture. Kouttabs:religious institutions cater for children between 3 and 5 years of age, their task is to initiate them into learning the Quran as well as reading and arithmetic. They are under the supervision of the Ministry of Religious Affairs Preparatory year: It is an integral part of basic education but it is not compulsory, it is supervised by the Ministry of Education and is provided in public and quasi-public primary schools 9 years of basic education are compulsory. Kindergarten: 5–6 years 1st grade: 6–7 years 2nd grade: 7–8 years 3rd grade: 8–9 years 4th grade: 9–10 years 5th grade: 10–11 years 6th grade: 11–12 years 7th grade: 12–13 years 8th grade: 13–14 years 9th grade: 14–15 years In Hong Kong, students attend primary schools for the first six years of compuls
John Greenleaf Whittier
John Greenleaf Whittier was an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Listed as one of the Fireside Poets, he was influenced by the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Whittier is remembered for his anti-slavery writings as well as his book Snow-Bound. John Greenleaf Whittier was born to John and Abigail at their rural homestead in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on December 17, 1807, his middle name is thought to mean'feuillevert' after his Huguenot forebears. He grew up on the farm in a household with his parents, a brother and two sisters, a maternal aunt and paternal uncle, a constant flow of visitors and hired hands for the farm; as a boy, it was discovered that Whittier was color-blind when he was unable to see a difference between ripe and unripe strawberries. Their farm was not profitable and there was only enough money to get by. Whittier himself was not cut out for hard farm labor and suffered from bad health and physical frailty his whole life. Although he received little formal education, he was an avid reader who studied his father's six books on Quakerism until their teachings became the foundation of his ideology.
Whittier was influenced by the doctrines of his religion its stress on humanitarianism and social responsibility. Whittier was first introduced to poetry by a teacher, his sister sent his first poem, "The Exile's Departure", to the Newburyport Free Press without his permission and its editor, William Lloyd Garrison, published it on June 8, 1826. Garrison as well as another local editor encouraged Whittier to attend the opened Haverhill Academy. To raise money to attend the school, Whittier became a shoemaker for a time, a deal was made to pay part of his tuition with food from the family farm. Before his second term, he earned money to cover tuition by serving as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in what is now Merrimac, Massachusetts, he attended Haverhill Academy from 1827 to 1828 and completed a high school education in only two terms. Garrison gave Whittier the job of editor of the National Philanthropist, a Boston-based temperance weekly. Shortly after a change in management, Garrison reassigned him as editor of the weekly American Manufacturer in Boston.
Whittier became an out-spoken critic of President Andrew Jackson, by 1830 was editor of the prominent New England Weekly Review in Hartford, the most influential Whig journal in New England. He published The Song of the Vermonters, 1779 anonymously in The New England Magazine in 1838; the poem was mistakenly attributed to Ethan Allen for nearly sixty years. Whittier acknowledged his authorship in 1858. During the 1830s, Whittier became interested in politics but, after losing a Congressional election at age twenty-five, he suffered a nervous breakdown and returned home; the year 1833 was a turning point for Whittier. In 1833, Whittier published the antislavery pamphlet Justice and Expediency, from there dedicated the next twenty years of his life to the abolitionist cause; the controversial pamphlet destroyed all of his political hopes — as his demand for immediate emancipation alienated both northern businessmen and southern slaveholders — but it sealed his commitment to a cause that he deemed morally correct and necessary.
He was a founding member of the American Anti-Slavery Society and signed the Anti-Slavery Declaration of 1833, which he considered the most significant action of his life. Whittier's political skill made him useful as a lobbyist, his willingness to badger anti-slavery congressional leaders into joining the abolitionist cause was invaluable. From 1835 to 1838, he traveled in the North, attending conventions, securing votes, speaking to the public, lobbying politicians; as he did so, Whittier received his fair share of violent responses, being several times mobbed and run out of town. From 1838 to 1840, he was editor of The Pennsylvania Freeman in Philadelphia, one of the leading antislavery papers in the North known as the National Enquirer. In May 1838, the publication moved its offices to the newly opened Pennsylvania Hall on North Sixth Street, shortly after burned by a pro-slavery mob. Whittier continued to write poetry and nearly all of his poems in this period dealt with the problem of slavery.
By the end of the 1830s, the unity of the abolitionist movement had begun to fracture. Whittier stuck to his belief, he knew that success required legislative change, not moral suasion. This opinion alone engendered a bitter split from Garrison, Whittier went on to become a founding member of the Liberty Party in 1839. In 1840 he attended the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London. By 1843, he was announcing the triumph of the fledgling party: "Liberty party is no longer an experiment, it is vigorous reality, exerting... a powerful influence". Whittier unsuccessfully encouraged Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to join the party, he took editing jobs with the Middlesex Standard in Lowell and the Essex Transcript in Amesbury until 1844. While in Lowell, he met Lucy Larcom. In 1845, he began writing his essay "The Black Man" which included an anecdote about John Fountain, a free black, jailed in Virginia for helping slaves escape. After his release, Fountain thanked Whittier for writing his story.
Around this time, the stresses of editorial duties, worsening health, dangerous mob violence caused him to have a physical breakdown. Whittier
Oak Park and River Forest High School
Oak Park and River Forest High School, or OPRF, is a public four-year high school located in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is the only school of Oak Park and River Forest District 200. Founded in 1871, the current school building opened in 1907; the school's crest is a shield divided into three sections. The top left section depicts an acorn cradled in the leaves of an oak tree; the bottom section consists of horizontal wavy lines, suggesting a flowing river, while the right section depicts a group of three trees which represents a park or forest. The top left section is separated from the other two sections by a wide divider inscribed with the school's motto ΤΑ Γ'ΑΡΙΣΤΑ; the crest has been a symbol of the school since 1908. In lieu of having a valedictorian, the high school presents the Scholarship Cup; the Scholarship Cup is an award presented to the graduating seniors who have the highest weighted GPA in their graduating class, after the seventh semester of enrollment (though transfer students remain eligible for the award, provided they have been in attendance for five semesters prior to the Cup being awarded.
In 2008, OPRF had an average composite ACT score of 24.5, graduated 94.3% of its senior class. The following Advanced Placement courses are offered: The school sponsors a number of organizations related to studying or performing in the arts. OPRF has been listed six times on Newsweek's top 1500 American public schools, as measured by the Challenge Index. In 2009, the school was ranked #549. In previous years, the school was ranked No. 554, No. 590, No. 501, No. 688, No. 379. On October 31, 1907, the school's orchestra was founded. While more common today, Oak Park was one of the first schools to offer credit toward graduation based on student performance in the orchestra. Among the school's music and song groups are a gospel choir, two jazz bands, a jazz combo, a marching band & color guard, a pep band; the school has three choirs during the school day, a Treble Choir, A Cappella Choir, considered the highest level. The school has three small audition-only groups that are student run and include 5–6 members each.
These are Take 5, Six Chicks, No Strings. There are medium-sized groups that are school sponsored, a Madrigals group and Noteworthy, a show choir, it has a concert band, symphonic band, wind symphony, wind ensemble, two concert orchestras, a symphony orchestra. The school supports a dance team in addition to an orchesis group; the school supports a total of eleven stage productions each year including four in the "Little Theatre," four in the black box "Studio 200" space, a summer and winter musical and a one act festival. In support of these, the school not only sponsors a stage crew group for students, but a theatrical makeup group as well as a props group which locates for purchase and maintains props for the various productions. Student performers who excel in their performance may be inducted into the school's chapter of the International Thespian Society; the Studio 200 group supports students interested in gaining experience in all aspects of theatrical production from acting and directing to publicity and the technical arts.
Among the plastic arts the school supports an overarching arts club in addition to a photography club and wheel throwing club which emphasizes pottery. In the realm of public speaking, the school has both a debate and a forensics team which competes in the individual events state series sponsored by the IHSA; the school has an annual literary and arts publication, The Crest, active since 1893 and displays student-submitted art and poetry and is published and distributed to students toward the end of every school year. It is one of the oldest high school literary journals in the country; the School has one of the oldest continuous high school television news programs in the country. Newscene continues to this day; the Television program won a Cable ACE in 1983 for innovative programing for "Extra-Help" an early live interactive program. Today the school's high-definition television studio hosts numerous productions, including the award-winning weekly newsmagazine show Newscene Live, airing throughout the metro area on Comcast Cable.
In January 2018 a docuseries entitled "America to Me" premiered at the Sundance film festival. Director Steve James and his team followed several OPRF students throughout the 2015-2016 school year in order to explore the relationship between race and education. OPRF offers over 60 clubs and activities ranging from athletic and artistic to competitive academic and social awareness. Among the clubs which are affiliates or chapters of notable national organizations are: ASPIRA, Best Buddies, Business Professionals of America, Cum Laude Society, Family and Community Leaders of America. There is an intramural program which sponsors both competitive round robin and free play competitions in basketball, ultimate frisbee and flag football; the following non-athletic teams have won their respective IHSA sponsored state competition or tournament: Chess: 1984–85 Debate: 1982–83, 1983–84 OPRF competes in the West Suburban Conference. The school is a member of the Illinois High School Association, which governs most sports and competitive activities.
The school's teams are stylized as the Huskies. The school sponsors interscholastic teams for young men and women in: basketball cross country, swimming & diving, track & field, and
Oak Park Arms
The Oak Park Arms is an independent living and assisted living retirement community located at 408 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois; the Oak Park Arms was built in 1921 by Arthur E. Lorenz and was a luxury hotel and residence that hosted gala weddings and was host to many movie stars who stayed there as guests. In the mid 1970s, the Oak Park Arms was purchased and converted into a retirement community for seniors; the Oak Park Township Senior Services, The Lifelong Learning Center of Oak Park - River Forest are both located inside the Oak Park Arms. More than ten other providers of senior-centered care maintain offices at the Oak Park Arms. Run by the Polish National Alliance, WPNA, has been broadcasting since 1950 from the Oak Park Arms at 1490 on the AM dial and was called WOPA in tribute to their location; the station's programming serves the diverse linguistic and cultural communities in the Chicago metropolitan area. Current-day urban AC iHeartMedia-owned station WVAZ was WOPA's FM sister station and broadcast in its early history from the Oak Park Arms.
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Robert P. Parker House
The Robert P. Parker House is a house located in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, United States; the house was designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1892 and is an example of his early work. Real-estate agent Thomas H. Gale had it built and sold it to Robert P. Parker that year; the house was designed by Wright independently while he was still employed by Adler and Sullivan, something architect Louis Sullivan forbade. The Parker House is listed as a contributing property to a U. S. federally Registered Historic District. The Robert P. Parker House is one of three houses along Chicago Avenue in Oak Park which have come to be known as American architect Frank Lloyd Wright's "Bootleg Houses." The triplet of houses includes the Thomas H. Gale House and the Walter Gale House as well as the Parker House and they were designed by Wright independently while he was still employed by Adler and Sullivan. Architect Louis Sullivan loaned Wright money during the construction of his own home and studio and Wright was working it off at the firm.
Independent work was forbidden by Sullivan. The Parker house is similar to the Thomas H. Gale House; the houses were designed on a speculative basis for Wright neighbor Walter Gale in 1892. In all, Wright designed nine "bootleg houses" moonlighting while still under contract with Sullivan; when Sullivan found out about the side projects, in late 1892 or early 1893, Wright was dismissed. The Parker House is one of four, they were built that same year, 1892, by real-estate agent Thomas Gale, who sold the Parker House to attorney Robert Parker. The three houses were part of a series of homes that had nearly identical plans with only small differences, they include the aforementioned Walter Gale House and Thomas H. Gale House, the Francis Woolley House located in Oak Park, the Robert G. Emmond House in LaGrange, Illinois. Parker, an attorney, bought the house from the Gales early on in the building process as his name appears on the plans; the design for the Parker House and the Thomas Gale House, to some extent the Walter Gale House, were derived from the more expensive Emmond House in LaGrange.
The homes all feature irregular roof composition with polygonal dormers. The Parker House reflects the style of Wright's first teacher Joseph Silsbee. Sullivan's influence can be seen in the taut masses of the house, his philosophy of "geometric simplification" is evident in the Parker House's design. While cast in the Queen Anne style of architecture the Parker House has more ample rounded forms than the common Queen Anne homes being built at the time; the small size is deceiving. The turret bays have walls; the fireplace is set in the center of the house which allows it to heat and service two rooms, the parlor and the dining room. The side elevations of the Parker House are symmetrical but adjacent buildings are built too close for the design to be seen clearly. Though small in size and adorned with inexpensive detailing, the Parker House and the Gale House are of significance because of what they reveal about Frank Lloyd Wright's development as an architect; the house is listed as a contributing property to the Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District.
The historic district was added to the U. S. National Register of Historic Places on December 4, 1973