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  • Back to school comes early for some Dist. 59 students Jul 23, 2014 4:11 PM
    It’s only July, but students at one Elk Grove Village school headed back to the classroom Wednesday. July 23 marked the first day of the 2014-15 school year for students at the Ridge Family Center for Learning, Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59’s K-5 year-round school.

  • Elgin charter school group to appeal U-46 rejection Jul 23, 2014 11:40 AM
    The group proposing an Elgin charter school says it will appeal Elgin Area School District U-46's decision to deny its charter application with the state. “We're going to be working with the Illinois Network of Charter Schools and an attorney,” said Kerry Kelly, vice president of the Elgin Charter School Initiative. “The INCS thinks we have a strong chance on appeal. We've looked at some case law. I think we have a very strong case.”

  • New CEO named for U of I hospital Jul 21, 2014 4:27 PM
    A senior adviser to University of Illinois President Robert Easter has been named CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital. Avijit Ghosh has been appointed to the job pending approval Thursday from university trustees.

  • Regional Education Office consolidation not easy task Jul 21, 2014 4:59 PM
    With 11 months to go until deadline, Illinois officials are still working out the details of upcoming mergers of Regional Offices of Education around the state.

  • U-46 board rejects Elgin charter school proposal Jul 22, 2014 5:56 AM
    Despite pleas from dozens of parents, the Elgin Area School District U-46 school board Monday night denied a proposal to create a new math and science elementary charter school in Elgin. “We are fed up with social experiments conducted with our children and tax dollars as you employ not just nonproductive but destructive practices," one parent said.

  • Hoffman Estates offers back-to-school physicals Jul 19, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Village of Hoffman Estates Department of Health and Human Services will offer back-to-school physicals for school-age children from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 4 and Aug. 18 at village hall, 1900 Hassell Road. Physicals are available for children attending preschool to grade 12 and will be performed by physicians from Alexian Brothers Medical Group.

  • School board meets Monday: Jul 18, 2014 5:02 PM
    The Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 board will meet Monday to approve a budget for the 2015 fiscal year, which began July 1.

  • Car wash in Mundelein: Jul 18, 2014 5:02 PM
    Mundelein High School’s show choir will hold a car wash Saturday at the CVS Pharmacy on the corner of routes 60 and 176.

  • SHS finance group meets: Jul 18, 2014 5:02 PM
    The Stevenson High School District 125 board’s finance committee will meet Monday to discuss the budget and financial projections.

  • Dist. 203 educators learn new ways to teach writing Jul 18, 2014 5:30 AM
    Seventy-five teachers in Naperville Unit District 203 will be heading into next school year with a new framework for helping their students learn to write. “It’s really about teaching the writer rather than the writing,” said Jayne Willard, director of curriculum and instruction. “It’s how do we make writing authentic for our students.”

  • Charter group appeals to U-46 to approve Elgin school Jul 18, 2014 4:38 PM
    The Elgin Charter School Initiative will make a final push Monday to convince the Elgin Area School District U-46 school board to accept its charter proposal. Representatives of the charter design team and the group’s supporters will be at Monday night’s school board meeting for the official vote on the proposal. U-46’s charter school evaluation committee last month recommended denial of the proposal to create a new math and science elementary charter school in Elgin.

  • Kids in Harper class cook for homeless families Jul 17, 2014 5:54 AM
    Harper College teacher Pieranna Fanella handed her students a special assignment: prepare fresh dishes for homeless families at Journeys-The Road Home in Palatine. By Wednesday afternoon, kids in the summer course filled four shelves in a walk-in refrigerator. "I'm really proud of them," their beaming teacher said.

  • CLC offering registration help: Jul 17, 2014 6:49 PM
    College of Lake County will host a special event for recent high school graduates and their families Aug. 6.

  • Mundelein meet and greet: Jul 17, 2014 6:50 PM
    Mundelein-area residents are invited to meet the new superintendents of Mundelein High School District 120 and Mundelein Elementary 75 at an informal Meet and Greet on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

  • Elgin area students create and perform opera Jul 16, 2014 3:38 PM
    A group of Elgin area teens and preteens will see months of hard work come alive onstage this weekend, when they perform "The Key," an opera they wrote themselves, at Elgin Community College. The students are part of Hamilton Wings' SCORE program, which gives at-risk kids a chance to experience the performing arts.

  • Middle school teacher honored for promoting healthy lifestyles Jul 15, 2014 2:47 PM
    Abbott Middle School mathematics teacher Kim Elders was named the 2013-2014 Illinois inductee into the Fuel Up to Play 60 Hall of Fame.

  • Full-day kindergarten for Round Lake Area Unit District 116 Jul 15, 2014 4:31 PM
    Round Area Lake Unit District 116 will launch full-day kindergarten for the next academic season. It'll be at Joseph J. Pleviak School in Lake Villa, which District 116 will lease. “This is a wonderful opportunity for all of our kindergartners and for our staff to have extended time for the core instruction and core curriculum,” Melanie Arthur, coordinator of teaching and learning for District 116, told the Daily Herald.

  • Community colleges offer cultural enrichment Jul 15, 2014 9:21 PM
    In addition to the economic benefits of a higher education, colleges also offer priceless opportunities for personal enrichment and life changing experiences.

  • Antioch Senior Center scholarship: Jul 14, 2014 5:05 PM
    The Antioch Senior Center has awarded six, $1,000 college scholarships in the name of two longtime members of the senior center, Dolly Spiering and Florence Brown.

  • Closing one of three schools is an option in District 76 building study Jul 14, 2014 6:25 PM
    Mundelein-based Diamond Lake Elementary District 76 is seeking public interest in a visioning committee to create an overall building plan for its three schools to provide an "optimum learning environment." Closing Fairhaven School is a possibility.

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