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  • Woodview School in Grayslake sends candy to troops overseas Nov 18, 2014 12:51 PM
    For the second consecutive year, a Woodview Elementary School teacher in Grayslake led an effort to collect candy for troops overseas.

     
  • SB16: A matter of give to vs. take from suburban schools Nov 18, 2014 6:44 AM
    In recent weeks, suburban school districts have been lining up on either side on what's known as Senate Bill 16. Some suburban districts would lose a lot of state money, which turned the proposed legislation into a campaign issue in the suburbs. But other school districts would fare well under the plan. A hearing in Springfield on the bill takes place today.

     
  • Suburban school districts honored at White House Nov 18, 2014 7:34 PM
    Three suburban superintendents will be at the White House Wednesday to be recognized for helping transition their school districts to digital learning, officials said. Barrington High School District 220, Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 and Gurnee Elementary District 56 are among 100 districts being recognized by President Barack Obama

     
  • Rolling Meadows teen found dead in Hawthorn Woods park Nov 18, 2014 6:07 PM
    Hawthorn Woods police say a Rolling Meadows teenager killed himself Tuesday in a village park. Police Chief Jennifer Paulus said the 18-year-old boy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She said someone who saw a Twitter message from the boy called police.

     
  • West Chicago teacher exposes students to real-world economics Nov 17, 2014 11:01 AM
    Candace Fikis, a social studies and economics teachers at Community High School in West Chicago, received Visa's Practical Money Skills Educator of the Month award for October. Fikis uses simulations and takes students on field trips to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to help them understand real-life applications of financial comcepts.

     
  • District 94 measures growth, not just achievement Nov 17, 2014 1:44 PM
    "The fervor over standardized testing has left many parents and community members wondering whether students are actually achieving," Superintendent Douglas Domeracki said. "At Community High School District 94 in West Chicago, we believe standardized testing does not show the complete picture of student learning. However, it does play a role in determining the growth of a student from when they enter as a freshman until they graduate."

     
  • Brainerd Building demolition begins today in Libertyville Nov 17, 2014 9:27 AM
    After 97 years, the end is near for Libertyville's Brainerd Building. The original home of the Libertyville High School Wildcats, the two-story facility on Route 176 at Brainerd Avenue is facing its final curtain and a date with a wrecking ball. “It's going to be a little different, to not have the Brainerd Building there,” said Libertyville Mayor Terry Weppler, who grew up in town. “It think everybody's going to miss it.”

     
  • Bartlett High, Tefft students succeed during Technology Day Nov 17, 2014 3:15 PM
    Bartlett High School’s robotics team earned first place and Tefft Middle School students earned second place during the 14th annual Technology Day, a state conference hosted by Illinois State University.

     
  • Des Plaines school hosts Scholastic Book Fair Nov 17, 2014 6:44 PM
    The Scholastic Book Fair at Algonquin Middle School in Des Plaines is coming this week and the online book fair is now open!

     
  • Images: Brainerd Building through the years Nov 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    As crews prepare to demolish the Brainerd Building in Libertyville, take a look back at the history of the 97-year-old structure and the students who walked its halls.

     
  • Three District 214 board members running for re-election Nov 17, 2014 6:10 PM
    All three sitting members of the Northwest Suburban High School District 214 school board who are up for election in April 2015 have said they will run for re-election. Bill Dussling, Alva Kreutzer, and Dan Petro made the announcement in a joint news release.

     
  • Lake Zurich OK’s last deal needed to extend downtown tax zone Nov 17, 2014 9:17 PM
    Lake Zurich village members Monday night approved a deal with a school district in an effort to extend the life of a special downtown taxing zone by 12 years.

     
  • Ex-Gavin teacher turns himself in on failure to report abuse charges Nov 18, 2014 5:40 AM
    The third teacher charged with failure to report suspected child abuse in the Gavin South Middle School molestation case turned himself in, officials said Monday.

     
  • David Schwimmer visits Mundelein High’s production of his play Nov 16, 2014 10:55 PM
    David Schwimmer, who played Ross on the TV show "Friends," made a special, surprise appearance at a Mundelein High School theater production of his play "Trust," Saturday night. The play is about a teenager manipulated into a sexual relationship with a man she meets on the Internet. The play has only ever been performed once before.

     
  • Naperville North students make good on pledge to shave heads to battle cancer Nov 16, 2014 5:38 PM
    In front of a room packed with cheering family and friends, best friends Bridget Gustafson and Kira Couch had their heads shaved Sunday to raise money to fight pediatric cancer. “I feel overwhelmed with love!” the newly shorn Bridget said while friends hugged her. Kira agreed. “This is really amazing,” Kira said. “And I just want to keep feeling my head!”

     
  • Wheeling firefighters hand out coats to students Nov 15, 2014 5:44 PM
    Wheeling firefighters handed out 100 U.S. made winter coats to needy students in Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 students on Saturday at Station 24, the fire department headquarters.

     
  • Lake Zurich working to extend tax zone for downtown redevelopment Nov 15, 2014 7:24 AM
    Lake Zurich village board, trying to extend the life of their downtown tax increment financial district by 12 years, may have reached a deal to get District 95's support. “The TIF extension is critical to the village for our overall financial sustainability and, in particular, our ability to successfully manage the outstanding debt obligations associated with the TIF district,” Village Manager Jason Slowinski said.

     
  • Editorial: A school’s step toward closing one gender gap Nov 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial recognizes the importance and responsibility of schools in facilitating girls who have an interest in engineering and science fields.

     
  • Two teachers charged with not reporting sex abuse released on bail Nov 14, 2014 1:20 PM
    Two of three teachers facing misdemeanor charges for failing to report suspected child abuse by a former colleague have posted bail and have been released from custody, authorities said. A third has not yet been found and remains wanted on a $50,000 arrest warrant.

     
  • Lakewood School volunteer earns award for community service Nov 13, 2014 12:53 PM
    Laura Factly, a volunteer at Lakewood School, was recently presented with the village of Carpentersville’s 2014 Community Service Award. The award, sponsored by the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce, recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond to give back to the community.

     
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