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  • U-46 parents wanted to join Hispanic Parent Leadership Institute, African-American Parent Leadership Institute Mar 27, 2015 10:30 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 is looking for qualified parent volunteers to join the 2015-2016 African-American Parent Leadership Institute or the Hispanic Parent Leadership Institute. Parents of students in elementary and/or middle school are invited to learn more about this program — for parents and by parents.

  • Suburban winners, losers under new school funding proposal Mar 26, 2015 5:44 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 would see the biggest jump in state aid outside Chicago under a proposal to redistribute school aid in Illinois. Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 would take the hardest hit. Here's how other school districts would fare.

  • U-46 offers options for students with higher reading skills Mar 23, 2015 4:13 PM
    Nearly half of Elgin Area School District U-46 middle school students will not be required to take reading next school year, officials said. “Students scoring above the 50th percentile will have the opportunity to choose other electives, which one of them is advanced reading,” said Perry Hayes, principal of Ellis Middle School.

  • Students part of Ag Days at Mooseheart Mar 19, 2015 4:23 PM
    About a dozen classes from five schools took part in the Kane County Farm Bureau's 31st annual Ag Days at Mooseheart near Batavia. Presentations were made by farmers and presenters from many facets of the agriculture industry.

  • U-46 teachers union president ‘surprised’ by high layoff numbers Mar 17, 2015 8:06 PM
    The mood was somber Tuesday as hundreds of Elgin Area School District U-46 teachers and employees were notified of their impending dismissal at the end of the school year. The school board Monday night authorized reductions-in-force of 263 mostly nontenured teachers, and did not renew contracts for 16 first-, second- and third-year probationary teachers. “I was surprised and disappointed by the large number,” said Kathy Castle, president of the Elgin Teachers Association comprising nearly 2,500 members.

  • Fox Valley youth theater group makes anti-bullying film Mar 16, 2015 5:30 AM
    Fifteen Elgin-area teens are featured in an anti-bullying film the producers hope local schools can use as a teaching tool. Downtown Elgin and Hawaii served as the backdrop for the film, “Lost in Paradise.” A screening and reception will be held tonight at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.

  • Local educators named Golden Apple finalists Mar 16, 2015 1:07 PM
    Suburban teachers and administrators were among those named finalists on Monday for the 2015 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Leadership. Thirty teachers were announced as finalists on Monday from more than 600 nominations, according to a news release. The final 10 winners will be announced later this spring after another round of reviews and classroom observations.

  • U-46 to lay off hundreds of teachers, support staffers, but recalls expected Mar 17, 2015 8:07 PM
    The Elgin Area School District U-46 school board approved dismissing 263 teachers, roughly 200 of whom will be recalled for the next school year, as well as 16 first-, second- and third-year probationary teachers, and three unionized support staff members, 229 nonunion support personnel, six funded project support staff, and two administrative employees. “There is no RIF that is not disruptive, but by targeting we were able to limit the number of teachers that might be affected,” U-46 Human Resources Director Melanie Meidel said.

  • U-46 accepting donations for 2015 Superintendent’s Scholarship Mar 12, 2015 9:08 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 is accepting donations for its fourth annual Superintendent’s Scholarship Program, which offers $1,000 to exceptional students who are the first in their immediate families to attend college. Ricardo Perez, a 2014 Elgin High grad, is studying civil engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “It helped relieve financial stress from my parents, who would have otherwise struggled to pay for college,” Perez said.

  • Elgin food challenge collects $30,000 to fight hunger Mar 11, 2015 8:33 PM
    Twenty-two Elgin and Burlington area schools and their corporate partners raised nearly $30,000 for Food for Greater Elgin's Change for Hunger Challenge. The money could feed one person for 39,879 days or provide carts of food for 1,495 families of four. “It's been phenomenal,” said Michelle Frampton, director of community outreach for Food for Greater Elgin.

  • Endorsements: Ellis , Bury, Shroder, Rush for U-46 school board Mar 10, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Larry Bury, Traci Ellis, Jennifer Shroder and Kai Rush for U-46 school board.

  • Young authors take to stage at Bartlett H.S. Writers Week Mar 9, 2015 9:38 AM
    Evan Ghislin, a junior at Bartlett High School, stepped up to the microphone to present part of the novel he is writing at Bartlett High School’s first Writers Week. He was wearing a three-piece suit and red bow tie and said, “There’s no such thing as overdressed, just underdressed.”

  • At 17, Elgin girl gets a new heart and new hope Mar 9, 2015 10:33 AM
    After struggling with a congenital heart defect since birth, Elgin High School sophomore Keri Woodruff finally has a new heart. “It was crazy because we’ve been waiting 14 months,” said Keri’s mother Lynne Woodruff of Elgin. “I almost didn’t expect to ever get the call ... and then, it was panic.”

  • Kenyon Woods students, staff go bald for cancer awareness Mar 6, 2015 6:54 PM
    Students and staff at Kenyon Woods Middle School in South Elgin go bald for cancer awarenesss and the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

  • U-46 seeks input on strategic plan Mar 6, 2015 12:17 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 will conduct a series of forums starting Monday to gather input on its long-term strategic plan developed over the past several months.

  • Finances top concern for U-46 school board candidates Mar 10, 2015 10:45 AM
    Ten candidates running for the Elgin Area School District U-46 school board said finances, inadequate resources and hiring a new superintendent are their biggest concerns during a candidate forum Thursday at Streamwood High School.

  • Error means bigger tax bill for some in Kane County Mar 5, 2015 12:53 PM
    Some Elgin area residents may experience some sticker shock when they open their next property tax bill. An error in the county's tax extension means Kane County residents didn't actually pay their share of the state's tax burden in their last bills. They will have to make up for that unexpected bounty with a one-time larger payment, which may be roughly equal to the decrease they saw in the last payment. County officials said they can't pinpoint the exact amount of the increase until just a few weeks before the bill is due.

  • U-46 to host resource fair for parents of special needs kids Mar 4, 2015 1:20 PM
    The Elgin Area School District U-46 Citizens’ Advisory Council and special education department are hosting a free Special Needs Parents Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at South Elgin High School, 760 E. Main St., South Elgin.

  • New critical-thinking state tests cause angst Mar 4, 2015 4:57 AM
    Nearly 1 million students in Illinois are taking a new standardized test starting this week. Some suburban educators fear the new test is too difficult, too subjective, takes too long and moves students away from real learning. They also say the state adopted the test without allowing enough prep time.

  • Meet the lunch lady inspiring Elgin students with art Mar 18, 2015 1:54 PM
    Kathy Steurer doesn't fit the lunch lady stereotype. The food service employee at Ellis Middle School in Elgin Area District U-46 also hopes to inspire the students she feeds with the paintings that cover the walls of the school cafeteria.

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