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  • ECC collecting school supplies for area students Jul 23, 2013 4:30 PM
    Last year the line formed at 3 a.m. for Elgin Community College’s school supply giveaway, which officially started at 10 a.m. By then about 4,000 people were waiting for the chance at backpacks filled with school supplies for their children. “It’s very bittersweet for us,” said Katie Storey, ECC’s student life coordinator. Organizers distributed more than 2,200 backpacks, but the event underscores how many families need help.

     
  • Former Burlington schools chief loved the classroom Jun 29, 2013 8:14 PM
    Edward Stock loved teaching so much that he went back to the middle school classroom to teach science after serving as Superintendent at Burlington School District 301 in the 1980s. Stock, of Elgin, recently died at the age of 81. “He enjoyed teaching and education of all kinds,” his wife, Carol Ann, said. “He liked working with students better than administrators.”

     
  • A new generation of directors leads CTE in ‘iSing’ Jun 18, 2013 11:18 AM
    When Allison Cherry stepped onto the Children’s Theatre of Elgin stage in 1992 as a second-grader, she never dreamed that she would one day end up running the show. But 20 years later, Cherry, a 28-year-old teacher at Prairie View Grade School in Burlington, will direct "iSing: Sounds of a New Generation," which will be presented June 21-23 and June 28-30 at the Elgin Community College Arts Center’s Blizzard Theatre.

     
  • Suburban districts spend $320,800 opposing online charter school plan Jun 17, 2013 11:02 AM
    The appeal process for a proposed suburban virtual charter school was cut short last week — but not before 18 suburban school districts spent more than $320,800 in legal fees fighting the issue. Not to mention the hundreds of hours school staffs spent researching the proposal, officials say.

     
  • Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentions Jun 7, 2013 10:32 AM
    2012-2013 Fox Valley academic team honorable mentions

     
  • Fate of charter appeal uncertain May 29, 2013 11:49 AM
    When Governor Pat Quinn signed a one-year moratorium on the establishment of new virtual charter schools into law, suburban administrators expected an end to the appeal process currently under way for one such school. But that may not be the case. Attorneys on one side argue the commission has a legal responsibility to complete the appeal while those on the other side say the commission no longer has authority to approve the virtual charter school. A decision is expected this week.

     
  • District 300 first to offer fourth-year math course May 15, 2013 5:30 AM
    Seniors at Jacobs, Hampshire and Dundee-Crown high schools will have the opportunity to take a new math class next year with a textbook designed especially for them. The course was developed by the Alliance for College Readiness which includes Elgin Community College and all of its feeder high school districts — Elgin Area School District U-46, St. Charles Community Unit District 303, Burlington-based Central Unit District 301, and Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300, the only district to offer the course next year.

     
  • District 300 first to offer fourth-year math course May 14, 2013 5:07 PM
    Seniors at Jacobs, Hampshire and Dundee-Crown high schools will have the opportunity to take a new math class next year with a textbook designed especially for them. The course was developed by the Alliance for College Readiness which includes Elgin Community College and all of its feeder high school districts — Elgin Area School District U-46, St. Charles Community Unit District 303, Burlington-based Central Unit District 301, and Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300, the only district to offer the course next year.

     
  • Education summit brings together Elgin community May 3, 2013 5:08 PM
    Elgin's first Education Summit brought together about 180 people on Friday for what Elgin Mayor David Kaptain called "the largest community conversation" he's ever hosted. Educators, nonprofit agencies, business owners and other community members participated in the event spearheaded by Kaptain in partnership with Elgin Area School District U-46, Community Unit School District 301 and Elgin Community College.

     
  • Celebrate Kane County educators at annual awards banquet Apr 30, 2013 6:34 PM
    The 38th annual Educator of the Year Awards Banquet will be Friday, May 3, at the Q Center, 1405 N. Fifth Ave. in St. Charles. This awards dinner provides an opportunity to honor outstanding members of the education profession in Kane County and promote the awareness of the quality education being provided in our schools. Special recognition is also given to those retiring from education this school year.

     
  • Prairie View to hold recycling event Saturday Apr 15, 2013 2:18 PM
    Celebrate Earth Day by gathering your items to responsibly recycle at the Prairie View School PTO recycling event. It will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20 at the school, 10N630 Nesler Road, Elgin.

     
  • Draw Down fundraiser aids Central High Apr 8, 2013 8:17 AM
    The Central High School Athletic Booster Club will hold its annual Draw Down Fundraiser on Saturday, April 20, at the Eagles Club in Gilberts. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the Draw Down starting at 7 p.m.

     
  • Local districts voting next week on online charter schools Apr 8, 2013 1:34 PM
    The organizers behind a proposed online charter school Friday released a 1,018-page answer to the questions posed by members of the 18 school districts that have to vote on the request. Several of the boards, including Geneva and Kaneland, are due to vote on the proposal as soon as Monday.

     
  • Endorsements: Gorman, Kellenberger, Perry for Central Unit Dist. 301 schools Mar 19, 2013 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Jeff Gorman, Jeffrey Kellenberger and Maggie Perry for the Central Unit Dist. 301 Board of Education.

     
  • Dist. 301 candidates focus on sports, kindergarten, transparency Mar 15, 2013 4:11 PM
    Five candidates are running for three open seats on the Burlington Central Unit District 301 board. The lone incumbent, Jeff Gorman, will be challenged by retired District 301 teacher Maggie Perry; Rick Pryor, co-founder of the Burlington Blast Girls Basketball League; real estate broker Jeffrey Kellenberger and retired construction superintendent Duane Schmitt.

     
  • Retired teachers group seeks politically active members Mar 6, 2013 2:59 PM
    Brian Mooberry was an active member of state and national teachers unions for his entire career and he didn't stop for a minute once he retired in 2007, after 33 years with Elgin Area School District U-46. Now Mooberry and a group of other retired teachers are working to grow membership in Northern Kane County Retired Educators. "Our goal in the organization is to become politically active and do the things that teachers can't do because they're in the classroom," Mooberry said.

     
  • New ECC program gets students ready for college Feb 18, 2013 9:26 AM
    Sean Robinson, an Elgin resident and junior at Burlington Central High School, is one of about 50 high school students participating in Elgin Community College's latest college readiness initiative. Transitions Academy brings together an ethnically diverse group of students across the four high school districts within ECC's boundaries. “It's a good opportunity for me to be successful in life,” one student said.

     
  • Duane Schmitt: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:06 PM
    Candidate information for Duane Schmitt, running for Central Unit District 301 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Rick Pryor: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:06 PM
    Candidate information for Rick Pryor, running for Central Unit District 301 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Maggie Perry: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:06 PM
    Candidate information for Maggie Perry, running for Central Unit District 301 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
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