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  • Indiana Education Board considering school grade formula Oct 15, 2014 6:15 AM
    The Indiana State Board of Education is set to consider a new school-grading formula and new school grades for the past year.

  • Batavia school officials explain referendum plan Oct 15, 2014 3:58 PM
    Questions about whether property taxes would go up, why the district wants artificial turf fields and more were raised Tuesday at a Batavia school district meeting about an advisory referendum on borrowing $15 million for capital projects.

  • Woodlands fall concert: Oct 13, 2014 4:09 PM
    The Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Music Department presents its Cabaret fall concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20.

  • State seeks input on revamping social studies standards Oct 13, 2014 7:33 PM
    State education officials are seeking input from students, educators, parents and taxpayers on new civic course requirements and social studies learning standards in Illinois. The Illinois Task Force on Civic Education is hosting a series of public hearings to discuss its recent report submitted to Gov. Pat Quinn and the General Assembly in May. The next hearing is from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Willowbrook High School, 1250 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park.

  • Black enrollment falls at U of I Oct 13, 2014 5:06 PM
    In 1968, the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign set out to start enrolling 500 new black students every year. According to The News-Gazette in Champaign , the state’s flagship public university hasn’t enrolled that many new black students in six years. This year the figure was 356.

  • Teachers union leader Karen Lewis decides against Chicago mayoral bid Oct 14, 2014 11:16 AM
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, seen as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's most high-profile re-election challenger, won't run in 2015, a spokeswoman announced Monday.

  • Millburn Kids Resale Oct 12, 2014 4:26 PM
    The Millburn Middle School gymnasium in Lindenhurst will be the site of the Millburn Kids Resale school fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 18.

  • Fremont 79 official resigns Oct 12, 2014 4:20 PM
    Veteran Fremont School District 79 board member Sandra Bickley has resigned because she moved out of state, officials announced.

  • District 116 trying again for $29 million high school expansion Oct 11, 2014 11:48 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 officials say they have improved communication with residents as part of a second attempt to gain voter permission to borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and renovation. Those beefed-up communication efforts include spreading the word about the Nov. 4 referendum question at school open houses, creating literature on how exactly the money would be spent and giving high school building tours.

  • Libertyville High carries on its homecoming tradition Oct 11, 2014 5:00 PM
    Libertyville High school held its traditional homecoming parade Saturday with the benefit of sunny skies and moderate temperatures.

  • Woodlands fall concert Oct 12, 2014 4:28 PM
    The Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Music Department presents its Cabaret fall concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20.

  • New DuPage children’s exhibit explores love, forgiveness — xoxo Oct 10, 2014 7:54 PM
    DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville is embarking on what President and CEO Sarah Orleans calls "an entirely new experience," beginning Saturday morning with the opening of "XOXO: An Exhibit about Love & Forgiveness." The traveling exhibit from the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh will be on display until Feb. 1 allowing children, parents and caregivers to explore their emotions -- and their ability to express them -- together.

  • Mundelein High board meets: Oct 10, 2014 4:18 PM
    The Mundelein High School board will meet Tuesday to discuss the district’s credit rating, a snow plowing agreement and the ongoing progress of an effort to give every student a laptop computer for school and home use.

  • U of I fraternity will remain open despite suspension Oct 10, 2014 6:19 PM
    The CEO of the Alpha Tau Omega National Fraternity says the University of Illinois chapter will remain active even though it was suspended by the university for vandalism committed by about 40 members.

  • Progress reported in Waukegan teachers strike Oct 10, 2014 7:54 PM
    The two sides in the Waukegan Unit District 60 teachers strike released a statement Friday indicating progress is being made toward ending the labor dispute that has reached seven days. In the joint statement released Friday evening, representatives from the Lake County Federation of Teachers and Waukegan Unit District 60 said negotiators worked diligently in an all-day meeting and reached tentative agreements on several significant issues.

  • Notre Dame to extend benefits to same-sex spouses Oct 9, 2014 5:18 PM
    he University of Notre Dame has told employees it’s extending health care and other benefits to same-sex spouses after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage in Indiana and 10 other states.

  • CLC hosts Engineering night Oct. 16 Oct 9, 2014 6:27 PM
    College of Lake County will host its annual Engineering Night on Thursday, Oct. 16. The event is geared for those who wish to learn about careers in engineering and meet with representatives from area engineering schools.

  • Harper College hosts prime-time viewing of partial solar eclipse Oct 9, 2014 5:47 PM
    So you overslept and missed that hoopla over the blood moon? The next spectacle in the skies comes later this month, and Harper College will provide prime viewing.

  • Teachers union leader’s illness deemed serious Oct 9, 2014 7:30 PM
    The president of the Chicago Teachers Union, who is also a potential challenger to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has “a serious illness” that required surgery and will need time to recover, a union official told reporters Thursday.

  • Mundelein High show choirs to host ‘Idol’ contest Oct 8, 2014 7:45 PM
    Mundelein High School’s show choirs will host the annual Mundelein Idol competition Saturday, Oct. 18. the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium, 1350 W. Hawley St.

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