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Controversial book headed back to Glen Ellyn District 41 library shelves Jun 11, 2013 12:00 AM
A controversial book removed in April from eighth-grade classrooms at Hadley Junior High School in Glen Ellyn will be back on the shelves when students return to class in the fall. The Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board voted 6-1 Monday to overturn the decision by a previous board to remove copies of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” from eighth-grade literacy classrooms at Hadley over concerns about sexually explicit content and language.
District 41 to decide fate of 'Wallflower' in eighth-grade classrooms Jun 10, 2013 12:00 AM
Glen Ellyn District 41 school board members will decide Monday night whether to reinstate a controversial book removed from eighth grade classrooms in April. The board will consider two separate motions: whether to return “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” to Hadley Junior High School eighth grade classrooms as an independent reading option for students, and whether to approve updated procedures for informing parents about controversial classroom texts.
District 41 debates reinstating banned book, parent notification May 29, 2013 12:00 AM
Whether a banned book will return to the classrooms of Hadley Junior High School in Glen Ellyn is unclear, while District 41 school board members argue over the contents of a parent notification letter about controversial classroom texts. A district reconsideration committee has recommended “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” be reinstated as an independent reading option for eighth graders, at the same time district officials say additional “safeguards” would be implemented, such as sending parents a letter at the start of every school year asking them to be aware of their child's reading choices.
Dist. 41 takes new look at ‘Wallflower’ book banMay 27, 2013 12:00 AM
A controversial book that was removed from eighth-grade classroom shelves at Hadley Junior High School in Glen Ellyn could return, under a proposal by school district officials. A Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 committee made up primarily of teachers and administrators is asking the school board to reverse its decision to remove “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” as an independent reading option in eighth-grade literacy classrooms.
Glen Ellyn Dist. 41 parents debate pulling ‘Wallflower’ from school shelves May 9, 2013 12:00 AM
Some parents of Hadley Junior High School students in Glen Ellyn say "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" is a relatable coming-of-age tale, while others argue the book isn't appropriate for eighth-graders. The Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board supported the latter view.
District 41 delays land acquisition decision Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
The Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board has tabled a motion to offer Wheaton College money for land where the district hopes to build a new junior high school. The board voted unanimously Monday to table discussion of a resolution authorizing Superintendent Ann Riebock to make a formal offer to the college for its land at 1825 College Ave. on the border of Glen Ellyn and Wheaton.
Wheaton College, backers resist giving up land for school Apr 3, 2013 12:00 AM
A Wheaton College official and local residents on Wednesday criticized plans of Glen Ellyn School District 41 to acquire college-owned land for a new junior high school. The school district has expressed interest in purchasing a 15-acre site at 1825 College Ave., which the college uses for art studios, a campus maintenance workshop, warehouse storage and not-for-profit Christian ministries.
Lisle man charged with burglary at school headquarters Apr 3, 2013 12:00 AM
A Lisle man has been charged with stealing tools, GPS devices and other items from unlocked vehicles at the Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 headquarters. Charles Johnsen, 24, of the 5700 block of Abbey Drive, appeared in DuPage County bond court Wednesday and was held on $100,000 bail.
District 41 plans forum on land acquisition Apr 1, 2013 12:00 AM
Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 officials will sponsor a community forum this week to discuss their plans to acquire a 15-acre parcel owned by Wheaton College on the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton border. The school district is eyeing the site at 1825 College Ave. for a new junior high school, but the college so far has said the land isn't for sale.
District 41, Wheaton College at odds over 15-acre site Mar 20, 2013 12:00 AM
Glen Ellyn Elementary School District 41 is eyeing a 15-acre piece of property for a new junior high school on the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton border. But the property is owned by Wheaton College, which says the land isn't for sale. As a result, District 41 officials have indicated they may pursue eminent domain proceedings to acquire the land.
District 41 ready to vote on controversial education plan Mar 11, 2013 12:00 AM
The Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board is scheduled to vote Monday night on a controversial proposal that would combine some grade levels and allow teachers to specialize in certain subjects. District officials have proposed the combination of second- and third-grade classes, and fourth- and fifth-grade classes, and recommended that teachers specialize as either instructors in literacy/social studies or STEAM, an acronym for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
Combined-grade classrooms part of Dist. 41’s plan Mar 11, 2013 12:00 AM
Starting next school year, fourth and fifth graders who attend the four elementary schools in Glen Ellyn District 41 will be in multiage grouped classrooms — just one of piece of the district's Think Tank plan approved unanimously by the school board Monday. How the proposal would be implemented districtwide has taken different forms, but on Monday, Superintendent Ann Riebock presented a revised implementation plan for the upcoming school year.
Glen Ellyn parents hesitant about change in school structure Mar 9, 2013 12:00 AM
Two days before the Glen Ellyn District 41 school board is scheduled to vote on a new structure for elementary education that includes multi-age classes, board members met with almost 100 parents Saturday morning, many of them concerned implementation of the new structure is moving too fast. The proposal for a new elementary teaching structure, called the Think Tank, has become controversial as it calls for the combination of second- and third-grade, and fourth- and fifth-grade classes as well as teacher specialization in either literacy/social studies or STEAM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
Glen Ellyn District 41 releases first details of new teacher pactFeb 28, 2013 12:00 AM
Teachers in Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 could receive annual raises of more than 3 percent over a three-year period under terms of a new contract made public Thursday. All 265 teachers in the district will receive salary increases tied directly to the Consumer Price Index, and those who are rated “proficient” or “excellent” under the district’s teacher evaluation system will receive an additional 1.5 percent annual increase, district and union officials said in a joint news release.
District 41 mum on teacher contract agreement Feb 27, 2013 12:00 AM
The Glen Ellyn District 41 school board and union representing teachers throughout the district have agreed to a new four-year contract. The board unanimously approved the agreement Monday, though neither side will discuss details of the pact.
Dist. 41 pushes forward with Think Tank initiative Feb 25, 2013 12:00 AM
Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 officials on Monday announced their plans for a partial implementation of the controversial Think Tank initiative beginning next school year. Principals from each of the district’s four elementary schools presented recommendations to the school board for how the program would be put in place at each building.
Glen Ellyn schools rethinking grade levels Feb 25, 2013 12:00 AM
Ask any 8-year-old who attends school in Glen Ellyn what grade he or she is in and the answer you might soon receive could be surprising. No longer will the student say second or third grade, but “Level Two.” The new terminology is just one thing students, parents and teachers in Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 will have to get used to if the school board approves implementation of the Think Tank initiative.
Drew Ellis: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
Candidate information for Drew Ellis, running for Glen Ellyn District 41 School Board (4-year Terms)
Patrick Escalante: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
Candidate information for Patrick Escalante, running for Glen Ellyn District 41 School Board (4-year Terms)
Dean Elger: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
Candidate information for Dean Elger, running for Glen Ellyn District 41 School Board (4-year Terms)
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