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  • Draw Down fundraiser aids Central High Apr 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Central High School Athletic Booster Club will hold its annual Draw Down Fundraiser on Saturday, April 20, at the Eagles Club in Gilberts. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the Draw Down starting at 7 p.m.

  • Local districts voting next week on online charter schools Apr 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    The organizers behind a proposed online charter school Friday released a 1,018-page answer to the questions posed by members of the 18 school districts that have to vote on the request. Several of the boards, including Geneva and Kaneland, are due to vote on the proposal as soon as Monday.

  • Endorsements: Gorman, Kellenberger, Perry for Central Unit Dist. 301 schools Mar 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Jeff Gorman, Jeffrey Kellenberger and Maggie Perry for the Central Unit Dist. 301 Board of Education.

  • Jeffrey Kellenberger

    Dist. 301 candidates focus on sports, kindergarten, transparency Mar 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    Five candidates are running for three open seats on the Burlington Central Unit District 301 board. The lone incumbent, Jeff Gorman, will be challenged by retired District 301 teacher Maggie Perry; Rick Pryor, co-founder of the Burlington Blast Girls Basketball League; real estate broker Jeffrey Kellenberger and retired construction superintendent Duane Schmitt.

  •  Brian Mooberry is a retired U-46 teacher and founding member of Northern Kane County Retired Educators. Mooberry serves as president of the IEARetired chapter, which has a goal of keeping retired educators politically active. The Northern Kane County Retired Educators group is looking for new members from northern Fox Valley districts.

    Retired teachers group seeks politically active members Mar 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Brian Mooberry was an active member of state and national teachers unions for his entire career and he didn't stop for a minute once he retired in 2007, after 33 years with Elgin Area School District U-46. Now Mooberry and a group of other retired teachers are working to grow membership in Northern Kane County Retired Educators. "Our goal in the organization is to become politically active and do the things that teachers can't do because they're in the classroom," Mooberry said.

  • Sean Robinson of Elgin, a junior at Burlington Central High School, is in the first class of Elgin Community College's new college readiness initiative, the Transitions Academy. The program aims to prepare current high school students for life in college.

    New ECC program gets students ready for college Feb 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Sean Robinson, an Elgin resident and junior at Burlington Central High School, is one of about 50 high school students participating in Elgin Community College's latest college readiness initiative. Transitions Academy brings together an ethnically diverse group of students across the four high school districts within ECC's boundaries. “It's a good opportunity for me to be successful in life,” one student said.

  • Duane Schmitt: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Duane Schmitt, running for Central Unit District 301 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Rick Pryor, running for Central Unit District 301 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Rick Pryor: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Rick Pryor, running for Central Unit District 301 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Maggie Perry, running for Central Unit District 301 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Maggie Perry: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Maggie Perry, running for Central Unit District 301 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Jeffrey Kellenberger, running for Central Unit District 301 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Jeffrey Kellenberger: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Jeffrey Kellenberger, running for Central Unit District 301 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Jeff Gorman, running for Central Unit District 301 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Jeff Gorman: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Jeff Gorman, running for Central Unit District 301 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • ECC Alliance for College Readiness wins college national award Jan 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Elgin Community College was recognized Tuesday with the 2012 Bellwether Award, education's equivalent to football's Heisman Trophy. The Community College Futures Assembly chose ECC over hundreds of other schools, declaring its college readiness initiative the top instructional program in the country. "It underscores what we've been doing for a long time, indicating to people that partnership works," ECC President David Sam said.

  •  Jacquie Duginske, an administrator in Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300, is among the growing number of teachers to gain national certification.

    District 300 teachers reflect trend toward national certification Jan 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Jacquie Duginske and Jamie Soprych were recognized by Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300 for becoming nationally board certified -- a process that is becoming more common in school districts in the suburbs, the state and nation.

  • Austin D. Anderson

    Fox Valley Leadership honorable mentionsDec 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    2012-2013 Fox Valley Leadership Team honorable mentions

  • Juniors Karla Jaime and Laura Oliveri get help from biology teacher Sheilagh DeLorenzo in explaining their experiment results for a presentation in class at Huntley High School. Students submerged eggs in different liquids a few days prior and reported their findings to classmates.

    School report cards: Huntley posts big gains in science Oct 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    It's not an exact science, but educators in Huntley Unit District 158 say more challenging coursework, continued adjustments to the curriculum and high expectations of all students helped high school juniors again raise the bar in a statewide science assessment. The number of Huntley High School juniors who met or exceeded state standards in science jumped 8.1 percentage points.

  • Central High students shine in ‘The Music Man’ Oct 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    There may be trouble in River City, but in Burlington this weekend, there will be laughter and music. A cast and crew of about 70 Central High School students are getting ready for their fall play, “The Music Man,” which features such classic hits as “Ya Got Trouble,” “Till There Was You” and “Seventy-six Trombones.”

  •  Julie Schaid, associate dean for college readiness and school partnerships at ECC, opens the first meeting of the 2012-13 school year for the Alliance for College Readiness with news of a baseline college-going rate and persistence rate for students graduating from public high schools in the district. While ECC doesn’t have rates for other community college districts to compare the data to, it will mark a starting point to judge future success.

    Alliance aims to prepare local grads for work, college Sep 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Out of all the 2009 high school graduates within the Elgin Community College district boundaries, 76 percent enrolled in a college program within two years and 89 percent of those students stuck it out for a second year. As ECC President David Sam told gathered educators Thursday, those numbers don't mean much right now, but they're providing a benchmark to gauge improvement moving forward. The goal of the Alliance for College Readiness is to work together across high school districts to prepare students for success in work or college.

  •  Nick’s Pizza and Pub on Randall Road in Elgin will be one of two locations raising money for literacy funds for schools on Wednesday.

    Pizza restaurant to raise money for literacy programs Sep 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    Nick's PIzza and Pub in Elgin and Crystal Lake will host a fundraiser Wednesday supporting literacy programs at Elgin Area School District U-46, Central Unit District 301, Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 and Cary Elementary District 26.

  • Dist. 301 comes to terms on teacher contract Aug 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Central Unit District 301 school board and its teachers union reach a two-year contract agreement that includes pay raises and reduced retirement costs.

  •  New Country Trails Elementary School principal Jeff King high fives students as they arrive by bus on the first day of school in District 301 on Elgin’s far-west side.

    Images: Back to school for more suburban students Aug 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Wednesday marked the first day of a new school year for many districts around the suburbs. Daily Herald photographers were out bright and early to capture the excitement, and chaos, of the first day back to school.

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