Downers Grove, Illinois: The Avery Coonley School, Sara Lee Corporation, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove South High School

Downers Grove, Illinois: The Avery Coonley School, Sara Lee Corporation, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove South High School

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: The Avery Coonley School, Sara Lee Corporation, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove South High School, Lakeview Jr. High School, Florists' Transworld Delivery, Downers Grove Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Midwestern University, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Community High School District 99, Westmont Community Unit School District 201, Heartland Foods, Belmont, Fairview Avenue, Center Cass School District 66, Coin Laundry Association, Downers Grove train wreck, DC Advertising, Tivoli Theater, Bryan Foods. Excerpt: The Avery Coonley School (ACS), commonly called Avery Coonley, is an independent, coeducational day school serving academically gifted students in preschool through eighth grade (approximately ages 3 to 14), and is located in Downers Grove, Illinois, U.S. The school was founded in 1906 to promote the progressive educational theories developed by John Dewey and other turn-of-the-20th-century philosophers, and was a nationally recognized model for progressive education well into the 1940s. From 1943 to 1965, Avery Coonley was part of the National College of Education (now National-Louis University), serving as a living laboratory for teacher training and educational research. In the 1960s, ACS became a regional research center and a leadership hub for independent schools, and began to focus on the education of the gifted. The school has occupied several structures in its history, including a small cottage on the Coonley Estate in Riverside, Illinois, and another building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It moved to Downers Grove in 1916 and became the Avery Coonley School in 1929, with a new 10.45-acre (4.23 ha) campus designed in the Prairie and Arts and Crafts styles, landscaped by Jens Jensen, who was known as qdean of the world's landscape architects.q The campus has been expanded sever...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.


Title:Downers Grove, Illinois: The Avery Coonley School, Sara Lee Corporation, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove South High School
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