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  • U-46 approves auditor contract, new policies Feb 24, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Elgin Area School District U-46 school board Monday night renewed a five-year contract with McGladrey LLP to perform annual audits for $510,175. The school board also authorized several policy changes, including adopting new policies prohibiting teen dating violence, per new state law, and cyberbullying.

     
  • Adler Park students learn anything can create music Feb 24, 2015 4:45 PM
    The foursome from Be The Groove slapped their chests, clapped their hands and stomped their feet as part of a rhythmic performance for Adler Park School students on Tuesday.

     
  • Mundelein High to host college planning night Feb 24, 2015 7:41 PM
    Members of the Mundelein High School guidance department will host a College Planning Night in English and Spanish on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium and café at the school at 1350 W. Hawley St.

     
  • Kindergarten registration: Feb 23, 2015 4:18 PM
    Hawthorn Elementary District 73 kindergarten registration will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.

     
  • Band group raising cash: Feb 23, 2015 4:19 PM
    Stevenson High School’s Band Parents Organization will launch a month-long fundraiser Tuesday at Culver’s, 450 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove.

     
  • Dual language registration at Woodland District 50 Feb 22, 2015 4:32 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50 in Gurnee has set registration dates for its English-Spanish dual language kindergarten program.

     
  • Dist. 96 board member resigns Feb 22, 2015 4:34 PM
    A Kildeer-Countryside Elementary District 96 school board member since 2003, Robert Gauthier has resigned, saying he’s ready to look for new ways to contribute.

     
  • TRS trustee to address retired teachers Feb 22, 2015 4:38 PM
    The Lake County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon Tuesday, March 10, at Lambs Farm restaurant at Route 176 and the Tri-State Tollway near Libertyville. The guest speaker is TRS annuitant trustee Bob Lyons.

     
  • Students to perform mock disaster drills in Palatine Feb 22, 2015 4:35 PM
    Harper College’s first Community Emergency Response Training team students will put their know-how to the test Monday, Feb. 23, with a series of mock disaster scenarios. During the drill, which will serve as a final exam, they’ll fight a live fire, assess and treat injured patients, remove a steel plate from a victim and conduct a systematic search and rescue.

     
  • Michigan governor puts renewed emphasis on blue-collar jobs Feb 22, 2015 7:32 AM
    In a change of course, Michigan is going back to its roots and putting renewed emphasis on training welders, machinists, electricians and other blue-collar workers. Gov. Rick Snyder says the pendulum has swung too far toward encouraging students to get a four-year degree when they should also consider an apprenticeship or a community college program.

     
  • COD faculty called on Breuder to resign last September Feb 20, 2015 6:44 PM
    The College of DuPage Faculty Association called on President Robert Breuder to resign last September, according to a newly released document. The union has gone public with the 14-page resolution detailing concerns that led to its vote of no confidence in Breuder. The report lists 10 major complaints, such as, “Dr. Breuder has destroyed trust internally at the college and externally with the college district."

     
  • Top students invited to CLC Feb 20, 2015 6:35 PM
    High-achieving high school students and their parents are invited to the College of Lake County on Thursday, Feb. 26, to learn more about how CLC can challenge them academically.

     
  • College of DuPage board freezes student tuition, fees Feb 20, 2015 5:16 AM
    Tuition and fees will remain flat this fall at College of DuPage, despite calls from some who say costs for students should be reduced. Board members at the Glen Ellyn-based community college voted 5-1 Thursday night to keep tuition at $140 per credit hour for in-district students. That amount includes fees.

     
  • Woodlands Academy’s Lenten service project aims to start music program at African school Feb 20, 2015 1:50 PM
    Traditionally the Ash Wednesday liturgy at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart marks the start of a major service project.

     
  • Kaneland candidates asked about board's tense relations Mar 3, 2015 3:44 PM
    There was no pussyfooting around at a forum Thursday night for Kaneland school board candidates, either by the candidates or the people asking the questions. Right off the bat, they got in to discussing the contentious nature of the current board. They were asked if the board was dysfunctional, and what they would do about it.

     
  • Waubonsee tuition going up 5.7 percent in fall Feb 19, 2015 11:30 AM
    Waubonsee Community College students will pay more for classes this fall, as the college's board agreed Wednesday to raise hourly tuition.

     
  • Kindergarten info for District 54 English learners Feb 19, 2015 1:36 PM
    Parents are invited to learn about Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54’s English Language Learners services for kindergarten students during an informational meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the district’s Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Teachers and district office staff will be available to discuss various program options and placement for students.

     
  • Golden Corridor Partnership recognized as ‘Bright Idea’ Feb 19, 2015 1:36 PM
    The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has recognized the efforts of the Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (GCAMP) as part of the 2015 Bright Ideas program.The grass roots group of manufacturers along Illinois’ I-90 tollway corridor, neighboring municipalities, school districts and colleges work together to increase student interest in the manufacturing industry, promote area growth and sustain skilled manufacturing jobs.

     
  • Students learn making movies starts with having a story Feb 16, 2015 12:53 PM
    “How do people create movies?” asked Elise Diaz’s fifth-grade students at Prairie Trail School in Wadsworth.

     
  • CLC up for excellence award Feb 15, 2015 4:12 PM
    College of Lake County is a finalist for a national excellence award. American Association of Community Colleges has announced CLC remains in the running in a program recognizing exceptional work among the nation’s two-year colleges in seven categories.

     
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