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  • Two sides to political statements on education Jun 10, 2014 1:16 PM
    As election season gears up, politicians often include their views on education in their campaigns. Glenbard High School District 87 Superintendent David Larson says some politicians' words can be code for attacks on public education.

     
  • Dist. 87 considers scrapping class rank May 30, 2014 5:30 AM
    A proposal to eliminate class rank from Glenbard High School District 87, beginning with the 2015 graduating class, is triggering an emotional debate.Instead of class ranks, the proposal by an ad hoc district committee recommends providing colleges with the highest weighted and unweighted grade-point average for each graduating class. Supporters say the plan would benefit more Glenbard students by forcing colleges to look at them in a more holistic light.

     
  • Suburban schools can no longer require birth certificates May 20, 2014 9:57 AM
    Federal officials say school districts' policy requiring an original birth certificate to register students for school discriminates against undocumented immigrants. Many suburban districts are now scrambling to figure out how to verify the age of potential students. “We don't deny anybody an education or access to school. But it does present some difficulties and challenges as to verifying a child's real age,” a Palatine school official said.

     
  • District 87 learns lessons from community’s yes vote Mar 31, 2014 12:22 PM
    After winning voter approval for a plan to fund $100 million in repairs and updates to its four high schools, Glenbard High School Distrit 87 is looking forward and planning for construction. But leaders also are looking back at the planning, the campaign and the vote.

     
  • Glenbard voters leaning in favor of borrowing plan Mar 18, 2014 9:40 PM
    Voters in Glenbard High School District 87 appear on the verge of letting the district borrow $35 million to help fund facilities work at all four district schools.

     
  • DuPage County ballot features facility questions Mar 17, 2014 5:29 AM
    From a proposed indoor swimming pool at Lake Park High School to a plan to make numerous improvements to Glenbard High School District 87's schools, DuPage County primary voters will be asked Tuesday to weigh in on several ballot questions.

     
  • Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand Championship Mar 3, 2014 6:21 PM
    Team Dance Illinois' Grand Championship was held Sunday, March 2 at the Peoria Civic Center. The event showcases Illinois’ best dance, pom, drill and guard teams competing throughout the event.

     
  • What Glenbard referendum question will mean to students, residents Feb 26, 2014 1:01 AM
    Glenbard High School District 87 Superintendent David Larson gives his perspective on his district's referendum question in the March 18 primary and how it will benefit both students and residents.

     
  • Endorsement: ‘Yes’ to Glenbard 87 Feb 24, 2014 5:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends voting yes on the Glenbard High School District 87 tax request.

     
  • Ex-NBA player speaks of his struggles with drug abuse at Glenbard North Feb 20, 2014 5:18 AM
    Chris Herren, a former NBA player for the Boston Celtics, the author of 'Basketball Junkie' and the subject of the ESPN film 'Unguarded.,' will talk to Glenbard District 87 students and parents about his struggle with substance abuse and road to recovery.

     
  • Glenbard Dist. 87 seeking taxpayer support for facilities plan Feb 7, 2014 5:23 PM
    Glenbard High School District 87 is asking taxpayers for approval to borrow $35 million to help fund $100 million in facilities repairs and improvements. Voters will see the referendum question on the March 18 primary ballot.

     
  • Wheaton native remembered as caring coach, inventor Jan 18, 2014 11:45 PM
    George J. Dekan was a “Renaissance Man” before the term was coined. A Wheaton native who worked as a guidance counselor at Glenbard East High School and taught electronics at Glenbard West. Dekan was a football player, pole vaulter, inventor, businessman, coach, husband, father and musician. Dekan, who invented an althletic timer that was more accurate than a stopwatch, died at 93 earlier this month.

     
  • DuPage ballot questions seeking money for schools, pool, roads Jan 13, 2014 11:32 PM
    There will be just seven referendum questions on the March 18 primary ballot in DuPage County, which means most voters won’t be asked to approve any tax increases. Those who do face such questions, however, will decide whether they’re willing to dig deeper to pay for school building improvements, road repairs, an indoor swimming pool and fire protection. “It seems like we have fewer referendums than we’ve had in the past,” said Joseph Sobecki, assistant executive director of the DuPage Election Commission.

     
  • How our schools keep commitments to students, parents Dec 31, 2013 7:50 AM
    David Larson, superintendent of Glenbard High School District 87, says public schools are model examples of public service organizations that establish and keep key commitments to students, parents and taxpayers.

     
  • Teachers, unions unhappy with pension deal, vow legal challenge Dec 4, 2013 8:25 AM
    In the aftermath of the Illinois House and Senate passing pension reform legislation Tuesday, leaders of several suburban teachers unions vowed to continue the fight in the courts. “The pensions were promised and now that promise has been broken,” said Jim Arey, president of the Northwest Suburban High School District 214 Education Association. “The sad part is that the teachers have been vilified for trying to protect what was theirs.”

     
  • Glenbard Dist. 87 OKs iPad rollout, referendum on facilities Nov 19, 2013 6:57 AM
    A proposal to fund $35 million of a $100 million Glenbard High School District 87 master facilities plan through a referendum is headed to the ballot box. The board on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to place a question on the March 18, 2014, ballot seeking voter support of issuing $35 million in bonds for the facilities renovations.

     
  • Glenbard District 87 seeking tax levy increase Nov 19, 2013 6:00 PM
    Glenbard High School District 87 officials are seeking a 3.8 percent, or about $4.2 million, property tax levy increase, but expect the actual increase to be much closer to the consumer price index of 1.7 percent. The board on Monday voted unanimously to move forward with the proposed levy.

     
  • Glenbard East students choose Sierra Leone refugee as queen Nov 18, 2013 11:17 AM
    Kumba Queewa is a charming, talented and involved senior at Glenbard East High School. A refugee from Sierra Leone, West Africa, she was chosen by students at the Lombard school as the homecoming queen. "Without prompting, the students were genuinely exhibiting the key core values that we strive to reinforce, including inclusiveness, empathy, respect and celebrating diversity," Superintendent David Larson said.

     
  • Glenbard to vote on facilities referendum, iPad rollout Nov 14, 2013 4:45 PM
    Glenbard High School District 87 is slated to vote Monday on a proposal to fund $35 million of a $100 million master facilities plan through a referendum. The proposed improvements, to be completed over 10 years, would include classroom renovations, infrastructure work to outdoor facilities and adding air conditioning to Glenbard West and East.

     
  • Dist. 87 proposes iPads for all freshmen by 2014 Nov 6, 2013 10:55 AM
    If Glenbard High School District 87 officials have their way, iPads will replace textbooks and novels next fall for all incoming freshmen.

     
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