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  • Libertyville High students sign pledge to avoid drugs, alcohol during winter break Dec 18, 2014 4:27 PM
    Libertyville High School student athletes are asking their peers to pledge to avoid drugs and alcohol over winter break.

  • Palatine Dist. 15 helps interns ‘live the life of a teacher’ Dec 18, 2014 5:09 PM
    A school of sorts in Palatine Township Elementary District 15 is graduating its biggest class ever. This fall, the district welcomed 20 teachers-in-training who snagged one-year internships. They are all young women and students from Illinois State University’s College of Education.

  • St. Patrick reopens after flu outbreak: Dec 18, 2014 5:58 PM
    St. Patrick Catholic School in Wadsworth reopened Thursday after closing earlier in the week due to a flu outbreak.

  • St. Charles students expelled for shutting down Dist. 303 network Dec 18, 2014 6:52 PM
    Two St. Charles East High School students successfully shut down District 303's network for the better part of a month in an ongoing denial-of-service attack. They were expelled for the rest of the year, but it cost the district about $9,000. “It clearly made life very difficult for our teaching staff,” Superintendent Don Schlomann said. “I think, clearly, that had a great deal of impact on our classrooms. And that was the most concerning part of this for me.”

  • Bids wanted for Mundelein High expansion project Dec 18, 2014 5:09 PM
    After months of planning, Mundelein High School officials are seeking construction bids for a $23.6 million expansion project. The three-story addition will be dedicated to science, math, technology and engineering. It will include large science labs, space for students to work cooperatively and other features.

  • Highland Middle School students show off their dance moves for parents, classmates Dec 18, 2014 12:08 PM
    Highland Middle School students showed off their dance moves for parents and classmates in the school’s gymnasium Thursday in Libertyville. The dances they learned were part of their physical education curriculum.

  • University of Illinois at Chicago names next chancellor Dec 18, 2014 8:51 PM
    The University of Illinois at Chicago has announced a provost at the University of South Carolina will be its next chancellor. Michael D. Amiridis still must be confirmed by the board of trustees.

  • Gather around the campfire to mark winter solstice Dec 17, 2014 7:01 AM
    The Forest Preserve District of Kane County will hold its annual Winter Solstice Campfire at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. The program is free, and all ages are welcome to herald the return of the sun. The program will include stories from different cultures, emphasizing the interplay of cultural, astronomical, and ecological events on this pivotal day.

  • Learn about college aid: Dec 17, 2014 5:33 PM
    Mundelein High School students and parents can learn about financial aid opportunities for college during a program to be held Jan. 8.

  • District 79 preschool program: Dec 17, 2014 5:34 PM
    Fremont Elementary District 79 is encouraging parents to register for its new tuition-based preschool program for fall 2015.

  • Free choir concert: Dec 17, 2014 5:34 PM
    Stevenson High School’s choirs will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Lincolnshire school’s performing arts center. Admission is free.

  • The Grinch makes the children laugh during Gavin Central School drama club performance Dec 17, 2014 5:30 PM
    The Grinch ran from Who child to Who child to steal their presents during the Gavin Central School drama club’s performance Wednesday of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

  • January computer classes at Schaumburg library Dec 17, 2014 4:55 PM
    Computer classes ranging from basic to advanced have January openings at the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. The price for Schaumburg Township residents is $12 per person per class. Non-residents pay $17, and seniors age 50 and over pay $9.

  • Naperville third-graders ‘amazed’ by new robotics club Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    Students as young as 8 and 9 at two Naperville elementary schools are finding they don’t have to be high schoolers to learn their way around the 850 parts it takes to build a robot. Piece by piece, students at Cowlishaw and Kendall elementaries are assembling “clawbots” during afterschool meetings of new robotics clubs launched this October. “I thought it was fun because you could built robots and I’d never built a robot in my whole life,” said 8-year-old Rachel Adu, a Cowlishaw robotics club member.

  • District 79 preschool program: Dec 16, 2014 5:05 PM
    Fremont Elementary District 79 is encouraging parents to preregister for its new tuition-based preschool program for fall 2015.

  • High-ranking Prairie Crossing grads: Dec 16, 2014 4:49 PM
    Prairie Crossing Charter School officials announced Tuesday that several graduates are topping academic charts in high school.

  • All-day kindergarten push continues in Grayslake Dec 16, 2014 5:30 AM
    A Grayslake Elementary District 46 parent continues to publicly tout the benefits of full-day kindergarten in an effort to persuade the school board to approve such a program. Jamie Taylor has presented an updated petition to the school board with about 200 signatures supporting free all-day kindergarten.

  • Suburban districts get funding boost for preschool programs Dec 16, 2014 3:20 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 and Hampshire-based Community Unit District 300 are among 26 statewide recipients of $80 million in federal funding for early childhood education programs. More than $226 million in Preschool Development Grants was awarded to schools in 18 states. The grants will serve more than 33,000 children nationwide.

  • Technology transforms educational opportunities Dec 15, 2014 2:01 PM
    In the last two decades, few things have changed our lives more than the Internet and mobile technology. Whether in classrooms, boardrooms or living rooms, the advent of our mobile and online existence has transformed how we work, how we learn and how we all interact with one another.

  • Does the ACT really tell you if you’re ready for college? Dec 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    More than 64 percent of Larkin High School's students are enrolled in college 16 months after graduation, but according to state statistics, only about half of them were ready for it. The disconnect between college readiness and college enrollment is a statewide trend, one that has many suburban high schools questioning the state’s measure of preparedness.

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