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  • Kane Co. to choose educator of the year at banquet Apr 30, 2014 1:59 PM
    The 39th annual Kane County Educator of the Year Awards Banquet will be held Friday, May 2. It will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 6:30 p.m. This awards dinner provides an opportunity to honor outstanding members of the education profession in Kane County and to promote awareness of the quality education being provided in our schools. Special recognition is also given to those retiring from education this school year.

     
  • N. Aurora teacher wins top award in agriculture Dec 22, 2013 8:00 AM
    Cathy Britts-Axen of North Aurora was named the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year for an agriculture unit she started at Central Middle School in Burlington three years ago. But she deflected the glory. “It’s a group effort — it’s really a team effort,” she said. “I think I had the vision, but all the teachers put in their vision and had a big impact on this whole project, so really the award goes to the whole eighth-grade team.”

     
  • 2013-2014 Fox Valley Leadership Team Dec 13, 2013 8:34 AM
    The students named to the Daily Herald Leadership Team sometimes amaze even those who know them best. "I have never seen a student do what Sally did last year ... (she) organized an entire school and literally an entire community to hold a Relay For Life," writes Jonathan Young, a counselor at Central High School on behalf of his nominee, Sally Heyob. The 39 members of the 2013-14 Fox Valley Leadership team, both winners and honorable mentions, have that kind of drive in common.

     
  • A look at the Fox Valley’s biggest news stories in 2013 Dec 26, 2013 10:31 AM
    The year 2013 saw at least a half dozen court cases across the Fox Valley came to an end, turnover in key political positions, progress on several construction projects and important property acquisitions. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair also made a trip across the pond to speak to a select group at Judson University and Batavia rejoiced when after more than 100 years its football team won the Class 6A state football championship. Those stories and the others that follow, had all of us talking.

     
  • Elgin teacher earns national honor Nov 19, 2013 7:40 PM
    Melissa Leisner, a seventh-grade English and language arts teacher at Prairie Knolls Middle School in Elgin, has been named the 2013 Illinois recipient of the Milken National Educator Award. Leisner was notified about her selection during a surprise announcement Tuesday at the school.

     
  • ‘The Wizard of Oz’ comes to Central High School Oct 29, 2013 2:52 PM
    This weekend, take a trip down the yellow brick road with Central High School, which will stage its production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Performances are set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the Burlington school’s auditorium; tickets are $10 at the door.

     
  • Slander lawsuit against Kane drug court employee dismissed Oct 22, 2013 6:10 PM
    A judge has dismissed a slander lawsuit filed by former Burlington School Board president Laurel Kling against a Kane County probation department supervisor who Kling claims said Kling an "alcoholic." The judge opened the possibility the suit could be refiled and Kling's attorney called the situation "problematic."

     
  • Burlington teacher fired over relationship with student Sep 27, 2013 4:37 PM
    A Central High School teacher has been fired over an allegation she had an inappropriate relationship with an 18-year-old student last school year.

     
  • Grade schoolers get on bandwagon for Green Apple Day of Service Sep 18, 2013 2:24 PM
    On Saturday, Sept. 21, Howard B. Thomas Grade School, 44W575 Plato Road in Burlington, will be participating in the Green Apple Day of Service as part of the U.S. Green Building Council Illinois Chapter’s day to work with community volunteers to create positive environmental changes within the schools.

     
  • New principals, new starts in Fox Valley Aug 21, 2013 6:36 PM
    The leadership lineup was shuffled a bit for St. Charles schools, which opened Wednesday. Five schools got new principals. They are St. Charles North, with Audra Christenson; Haines Middle School, with Pam Jensen; Thompson Middle School, with Tim Loversky; Wredling Middle School, with Stephen Morrill; and Anderson Elementary, with Patricia Gonzalez.

     
  • ECC collecting school supplies for area students Jul 23, 2013 4:30 PM
    Last year the line formed at 3 a.m. for Elgin Community College’s school supply giveaway, which officially started at 10 a.m. By then about 4,000 people were waiting for the chance at backpacks filled with school supplies for their children. “It’s very bittersweet for us,” said Katie Storey, ECC’s student life coordinator. Organizers distributed more than 2,200 backpacks, but the event underscores how many families need help.

     
  • Former Burlington schools chief loved the classroom Jun 29, 2013 8:14 PM
    Edward Stock loved teaching so much that he went back to the middle school classroom to teach science after serving as Superintendent at Burlington School District 301 in the 1980s. Stock, of Elgin, recently died at the age of 81. “He enjoyed teaching and education of all kinds,” his wife, Carol Ann, said. “He liked working with students better than administrators.”

     
  • A new generation of directors leads CTE in ‘iSing’ Jun 18, 2013 11:18 AM
    When Allison Cherry stepped onto the Children’s Theatre of Elgin stage in 1992 as a second-grader, she never dreamed that she would one day end up running the show. But 20 years later, Cherry, a 28-year-old teacher at Prairie View Grade School in Burlington, will direct "iSing: Sounds of a New Generation," which will be presented June 21-23 and June 28-30 at the Elgin Community College Arts Center’s Blizzard Theatre.

     
  • Suburban districts spend $320,800 opposing online charter school plan Jun 17, 2013 11:02 AM
    The appeal process for a proposed suburban virtual charter school was cut short last week — but not before 18 suburban school districts spent more than $320,800 in legal fees fighting the issue. Not to mention the hundreds of hours school staffs spent researching the proposal, officials say.

     
  • Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentions Jun 7, 2013 10:32 AM
    2012-2013 Fox Valley academic team honorable mentions

     
  • Fate of charter appeal uncertain May 29, 2013 11:49 AM
    When Governor Pat Quinn signed a one-year moratorium on the establishment of new virtual charter schools into law, suburban administrators expected an end to the appeal process currently under way for one such school. But that may not be the case. Attorneys on one side argue the commission has a legal responsibility to complete the appeal while those on the other side say the commission no longer has authority to approve the virtual charter school. A decision is expected this week.

     
  • District 300 first to offer fourth-year math course May 15, 2013 5:30 AM
    Seniors at Jacobs, Hampshire and Dundee-Crown high schools will have the opportunity to take a new math class next year with a textbook designed especially for them. The course was developed by the Alliance for College Readiness which includes Elgin Community College and all of its feeder high school districts — Elgin Area School District U-46, St. Charles Community Unit District 303, Burlington-based Central Unit District 301, and Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300, the only district to offer the course next year.

     
  • District 300 first to offer fourth-year math course May 14, 2013 5:07 PM
    Seniors at Jacobs, Hampshire and Dundee-Crown high schools will have the opportunity to take a new math class next year with a textbook designed especially for them. The course was developed by the Alliance for College Readiness which includes Elgin Community College and all of its feeder high school districts — Elgin Area School District U-46, St. Charles Community Unit District 303, Burlington-based Central Unit District 301, and Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300, the only district to offer the course next year.

     
  • Education summit brings together Elgin community May 3, 2013 5:08 PM
    Elgin's first Education Summit brought together about 180 people on Friday for what Elgin Mayor David Kaptain called "the largest community conversation" he's ever hosted. Educators, nonprofit agencies, business owners and other community members participated in the event spearheaded by Kaptain in partnership with Elgin Area School District U-46, Community Unit School District 301 and Elgin Community College.

     
  • Celebrate Kane County educators at annual awards banquet Apr 30, 2013 6:34 PM
    The 38th annual Educator of the Year Awards Banquet will be Friday, May 3, at the Q Center, 1405 N. Fifth Ave. in St. Charles. This awards dinner provides an opportunity to honor outstanding members of the education profession in Kane County and promote the awareness of the quality education being provided in our schools. Special recognition is also given to those retiring from education this school year.

     
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