Driver Education instructor Bob Nika, left, and 10th grade student Brian McIntyre, right, head to the car during a driver Education class at Southeast High School in Springfield, Ill., Friday, Feb. 23, 2007. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White hopes to get initial legislative approval next week for a sweeping driving safety proposal crafted by a task force he formed last year.
State College High School Driver's Education student Tanner Curley stops at an intersection in State College, Pa., Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 as instructor Alan Crafts, right, explains traffic patterns. A rite-of-passage for American teenagers hits a dubious mile marker this year, it's been about 75 years since the first driver's ed class in the country took place at State High.
Graduates at Mundelein high stream onto the football field under perfect weather conditions Sunday.
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First day of varsity football practice at Huntley High School.
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Tim Lazzarotto is the Leader of the Drivers Education program at Prospect High School.
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First day of Fremd High School football practice Wednesday.
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What's a school district to do? More and more families are not paying the fees associated with a suburban high school education, and literally tens of millions of dollars are going uncollected. "It's increasingly difficult for families to prioritize how they spend their money right now," said Chris McClain of Glenbard High School District 87. "It's hard on everyone."