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  • Grant High presents ‘The 39 Steps’ this weekend Nov 19, 2014 5:30 AM
    Grant Community High School presents “The 39 Steps” with special arrangement by Samuel French, Inc. this weekend.

  • Dist. 303 not sold on $2 million rec center fix Nov 19, 2014 5:30 AM
    It will cost about $2 million for St. Charles Unit District 303 to rebuild part of a community recreation center infected with black mold two summers ago. School board members said this week they want a better feel for what the community wants before committing that kind of cash to new construction. “If we don’t know what we’re doing, we shouldn’t spend a couple million dollars,” said board member Ed McNally.

  • District 220 to offer full-day kindergarten in the fall Nov 18, 2014 5:22 AM
    The Barrington Area Unit School District 220 boardapproved a plan Monday night to offer full-day kindergarten starting next school year. Full-day students will have an enhanced version of the half-day curriculum as well as gym class every day and music and art classes twice a week. “This is a great option for parents. If you’d talk to kindergarten teachers they’d tell you, it’s really difficult doing all the things you need to do in a 2.5-hour window,” said board member Wendy Farley.

  • SB16: A matter of give to vs. take from suburban schools Nov 18, 2014 6:44 AM
    In recent weeks, suburban school districts have been lining up on either side on what's known as Senate Bill 16. Some suburban districts would lose a lot of state money, which turned the proposed legislation into a campaign issue in the suburbs. But other school districts would fare well under the plan. A hearing in Springfield on the bill takes place today.

  • Suburban school districts honored at White House Nov 18, 2014 7:34 PM
    Three suburban superintendents will be at the White House Wednesday to be recognized for helping transition their school districts to digital learning, officials said. Barrington High School District 220, Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 and Gurnee Elementary District 56 are among 100 districts being recognized by President Barack Obama

  • Education coalition unveils policy reccomendations Nov 18, 2014 8:37 PM
    As legislators in Springfield debated Senate Bill 16, a group made up of some of the state’s largest education associations debuted its own education reform plan on Tuesday. The group met with the Daily Herald editorial board on Tuesday afternoon to discuss its ideas and the plan, which can be found in more detail at

  • Mundelein High band concert: Nov 17, 2014 5:06 PM
    Mundelein High School’s instrumental music department will hold its fall band concert on Thursday, Nov. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 1350 W. Hawley St., Mundelein.

  • Professor sues U of I over info request Nov 17, 2014 7:44 PM
    A professor whose job offer from the University of Illinois was rescinded after he sent anti-Israel Twitter messages has filed a lawsuit claiming the school violated Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act.

  • Why students have no idea what college actually costs Nov 16, 2014 6:21 AM
    Figuring out how to pay for a college education has become an exercise in accounting. The College Scholarship Service Profile, a financial aid application that demands nothing short of a family’s financial history, was due in two days. It’s a far more detailed companion to the Federal Student Aid form, which he hadn’t started yet either. Adere, a T.C. Williams High School senior, had, however, just applied for a full-ride scholarship.

  • Students’ borrowing decreases, College Board says Nov 16, 2014 6:20 AM
    Students and parents borrowed $106 billion in 2013-2014 from the federal government and other sources, the report found. That was down nearly 8 percent from the previous year after accounting for inflation, and down 13 percent from a peak of $122.1 billion in 2010-2011.

  • St. Charles school packs Christmas boxes for needy kids Nov 15, 2014 7:24 PM
    Children across the world can count on having a merry Christmas this year thanks to the generosity of the children and families of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Preschool in St. Charles.Families gathered Saturday morning in the church’s Fellowship Hall with a goal of packing 250 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, the service project created by Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham.

  • Editorial: A school’s step toward closing one gender gap Nov 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial recognizes the importance and responsibility of schools in facilitating girls who have an interest in engineering and science fields.

  • Love the outdoors? Become a Kane County Certified Naturalist Nov 14, 2014 5:01 PM
    Are you someone who loves nature but doesn’t know how to learn more about it? Do you wish you could explore the woods but feel too shy to do it on your own? Come out of the closet and join like-minded people in the Kane County Certified Naturalists program.

  • North Barrington 5th grader in national art competition Nov 13, 2014 8:49 PM
    An art project made by a fifth-grader from North Barrington Elementary school named Mya has been entered in a national competition against 11 other 4th, 5th and 6th graders from across the country. “Mya had an idea of a wavy shape,” Mya's art teacher Alexis Siddons said. “That was one of the challenges she had to overcome and she did a great job.”

  • College prep school in Batavia won’t focus on testing Nov 13, 2014 5:30 AM
    A new, private high school that focuses not on test scores but rather on preparing students for college will open in Batavia next fall. The Harbridge College Prep Academy is planned to be in the historic Campana factory at the corner of Route 31 and Fabyan Parkway. “This is what universities want,” said Michael Bakalis, former Illinois education superintendent and founder, president and CEO of American Quality Schools.

  • Teen troupe inspires Schaumburg students to make good choices Nov 11, 2014 5:30 AM
    Bullying. Hate speech. Drug overdoses. Suicide. Domestic violence. Perhaps the only shocking thing about these subjects for students Jane Addams Junior High in Schaumburg was how honestly and directly they were addressed Monday by school staff and a traveling troupe of teen performers from the West suburbs.

  • Back to Antarctica, a little delayed, for NIU scientists Nov 10, 2014 5:07 AM
    Two NIU professors from Elburn are happy their research on what's happening beneath Antarctica's ice sheets and shelves is back on track this year, after the federal government shutdown last fall threw a big monkey wrench in their plans.

  • District 214 students, staff work to close STEM gender gap Nov 10, 2014 5:02 AM
    When Nancy Suarez heard that Elk Grove High School would be offering a section of Intro to Engineering for girls only this year, the sophomore dropped lunch from her schedule and rearranged her other courses to get into the class.The class i's just one way that students and staff at Northwest Suburban High School District 214 are working to close the gender gap in science-related fields.

  • Isaac Fox library open house Nov 9, 2014 4:48 PM
    An open house is set for Thursday, Nov. 13, to show off new creative space at Isaac Fox Elementary School in Lake Zurich. It’ll run from 6 to 7 p.m. in the library media center at the school at 395 W. Cuba Road.

  • The beautiful struggle of Jen Katrein’s St. Charles classroom Nov 9, 2014 4:01 PM
    Jen Katrein is a fifth grade teacher at Munhall Elementary School in St. Charles. She uses her own struggles as a student to make frustration a constructive learning environment in her class. “They have to know it’s OK for them to make mistakes,” she said.

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