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  • District 214’s ‘Alive at 25’ worth trying Oct 3, 2011 12:00 AM
    Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. A Daily Herald editorial says a new "Alive at 25" driver's ed program is one more suburban schools should consider adding.

  • Schools should keep social media policies current Sep 22, 2011 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial supports social networking policies, such as the one recently adopted by District 214, but cautions that, like technology itself, such guidelines should be works in progress.

  •  Veterans receive assistance at the annual Stand Down sponsored by the Veteran’s Assistance Commission of Lake County. Police in Grayslake and Vernon Hills have teamed up with local high school football teams to collect winter clothing veterans in need will receive at this year’s Stand down event.

    High schools unite to help veterans stay warm Sep 19, 2011 12:00 AM
    Football fans will be asked to do more than cheer this fall when Vernon Hills plays Grant Sept. 30 and Grayslake North plays Grayslake Central on Oct. 14. They'll be asked to bring coats to donate to area veterans in need, part of a team effort by the high shcool football squads and local police.

  • Keep the dialogue alive for our youth Sep 9, 2011 12:00 AM
    Children who did not witness the events of 9/11, and teens who watched but didn't fully comprehend them, need to understand the impact of that day on America. A Daily Herald editorial asserts that parents and educators must not ignore the awesome responsibility they have to teach this next generation.

  • Benet, Naperville, Indian Prairie celebrate ACT results Aug 17, 2011 12:00 AM
    Educators at several Naperville-area high schools are celebrating this week after new composite numbers showed their students scored very well on the ACTs. Indian Prairie Unit District 204, in fact, reported the highest composite score in its history.

  • The Soapbox Aug 13, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald editorial board offers thoughtful nuggets on the super Congress, high school football, street improvements in Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates, openness in the Glen Ellyn parks, a historic home in Fox River Grove and more.

  •  Some high school students in Elgin Area School District U-46 will have to walk as much as a mile and a half to their school bus stops this upcoming school year, under cost-cutting measures being undertaken by the district. The move is expected to save up to $1.25 million.

    U-46 bus cuts mean longer walks, fewer stops Jul 26, 2011 12:00 AM
    High school students in Elgin Area U-46 will need to walk up to a mile and a half to catch the bus to school. Reduced state funding has forced the district to restructure its transportation routes.

  • Cary District 26 hires administrators for growing junior high Jul 26, 2011 12:00 AM
    Two new assistants have been named at Cary Junior High School to replace an assistant who resigned and to accomodate for the growing student body. The school has more than 1,000 students now that it has taken in sixth graders from the shuttered Prairie Hill School.

  • District 300 expects budget surplus Jul 25, 2011 12:00 AM
    Despite the state still owing Community Unit District 300 about $9 million in categorical payments from the previous school year, school leaders said the district will start the 2011-12 school year in the black.

  • Former Stevenson High School football coach Bill Mitz was the highest-paid suburban public schoolteacher in a Daily Herald analysis of 2009-10 salaries. With a payout for health care, he made $191,214 in his last year before retiring as a physical education teacher. He now coaches at Jacobs High School in Algonquin.

    Analysis looks at suburbs' top-paid teachersJul 3, 2011 12:00 AM
    The two highest-paid public school teachers in the suburbs made about $190,000 in the 2009-10 school year, the final year before they retired. The top-paid teacher was a physical education teacher with 28 years as a high school football coach.

  • Cost of lunch to go up in District 158 Jun 20, 2011 12:00 AM
    The price of a school lunch in Huntley Area District 158 will increase modestly in the fall to meet a federal mandate on the cost of a paid lunch. The school board voted 5-2 to raise the cost of a full-price school lunches 20 cents to $2.20, beginning July 1.

  • Shelby Williams

    Travel through life; don’t run from itJun 9, 2011 12:00 AM
    As a special-education student prone to severe emotional outbursts, Shelby Williams seemed an unlikely candidate to ever graduate from high school. Today, she’s giving the commencement address at Cornerstone Academy in Streamwood. Here is an excerpt of her speech.               

  • Dist. 300 adds furlough days to cut costs Jun 6, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Community Unit District 300 Administration is taking a number of furlough days throughout the summer to save the district some cash.

  • The Soapbox Jun 3, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Soapbox wil get you thinking about the state remap, high school softball rules, teacher contract negotiations and suburban fireworks displays.

  • Foundation grants fill special needs Jun 3, 2011 12:00 AM
    The D300 Foundation for Educational Excellence has approved a number of large grants to provide specialized equipment for students in schools across Community Unit District 300.

  • Time to cut ties to schools consultant Apr 26, 2011 12:00 AM
    Grayslake Elementary District 46 needs to end its symbiotic relationship with the private Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc., which basks in the limelight of a similarly named federal recognition program and gives prestigious-sounding awards to some school districts that hire the South Carolina company as a consultant.

  • IHSA tightens policy on concussion checksApr 20, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Illinois High School Association approved a new policy Tuesday requiring athletes who leave a game with concussions to be medically cleared before returning to practice or playing in future games.

  • The Lake Park Lancettes open dance team performs “Wavin' Flag,” which they will reprise in Peoria.

    Suburban high schools flock to TeamDance championships in Peoria Mar 6, 2011 12:00 AM
    Poms, flag teams and dancers from more than 100 high schools throughout Illinois are converging on the Peoria Civic Center today for one of prep sports' most colorful state championships. But if you think “best in poms” means a traditional halftime routine, think again. Just the name of the sanctioning organization — TeamDance Illinois — reflects the trend. In all, more than 2,000 students will be competing, as they showcase the best dance, flag and poms routines from throughout the state.

  • Who’s competing Mar 6, 2011 12:00 AM
    Who will be competing in the Team Dance Illinois championships on Sunday in Peoria.

  • Mucia Burke

    D211 candidates discuss how they would control costs Feb 24, 2011 12:00 AM
    District 211 could face cuts in the future, thanks to reductions in state funding and a sluggish economy. What would the candidates for school board cut if forced?

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