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  • Incoming leader sees U of I as economic asset Dec 20, 2014 1:01 AM
    Incoming University of Illinois President Timothy L. Killeen says he wants to build the school into a stronger economic asset to the state. Killeen takes over in July, when President Robert Easter retires.

     
  • Suburban schools changing how they discuss heroin Dec 19, 2014 11:58 AM
    In response to the rise in local heroin use, educators say classroom scare tactics about the perils of drugs in general are evolving into lessons that take a science-based look at addiction and opioids, including heroin. “Our kids are so sophisticated today,” says DuPage County Regional Superintendent Darlene Ruscitti. “It's a whole different type of learning going on.”

     
  • Mundelein High School drops national lunch program starting Feb. 1 Dec 19, 2014 3:49 PM
    Mundelein High School is dropping out of a federal school lunch program. The move should give students more food options, but it will eliminate federal subsidies.

     
  • St. Patrick reopens after flu outbreak: Dec 18, 2014 5:58 PM
    St. Patrick Catholic School in Wadsworth reopened Thursday after closing earlier in the week due to a flu outbreak.

     
  • Palatine Dist. 15 helps interns ‘live the life of a teacher’ Dec 18, 2014 5:09 PM
    A school of sorts in Palatine Township Elementary District 15 is graduating its biggest class ever. This fall, the district welcomed 20 teachers-in-training who snagged one-year internships. They are all young women and students from Illinois State University’s College of Education.

     
  • Bids wanted for Mundelein High expansion project Dec 18, 2014 5:09 PM
    After months of planning, Mundelein High School officials are seeking construction bids for a $23.6 million expansion project. The three-story addition will be dedicated to science, math, technology and engineering. It will include large science labs, space for students to work cooperatively and other features.

     
  • University of Illinois at Chicago names next chancellor Dec 18, 2014 8:51 PM
    The University of Illinois at Chicago has announced a provost at the University of South Carolina will be its next chancellor. Michael D. Amiridis still must be confirmed by the board of trustees.

     
  • Libertyville High students sign pledge to avoid drugs, alcohol during winter break Dec 18, 2014 4:27 PM
    Libertyville High School student athletes are asking their peers to pledge to avoid drugs and alcohol over winter break.

     
  • St. Charles students expelled for shutting down Dist. 303 network Dec 19, 2014 7:11 PM
    Two St. Charles East High School students successfully shut down District 303's network for the better part of a month in an ongoing denial-of-service attack. They were expelled for the rest of the year, but it cost the district about $9,000. “It clearly made life very difficult for our teaching staff,” Superintendent Don Schlomann said. “I think, clearly, that had a great deal of impact on our classrooms. And that was the most concerning part of this for me.”

     
  • Highland Middle School students show off their dance moves for parents, classmates Dec 18, 2014 12:08 PM
    Highland Middle School students showed off their dance moves for parents and classmates in the school’s gymnasium Thursday in Libertyville. The dances they learned were part of their physical education curriculum.

     
  • Gather around the campfire to mark winter solstice Dec 17, 2014 7:01 AM
    The Forest Preserve District of Kane County will hold its annual Winter Solstice Campfire at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. The program is free, and all ages are welcome to herald the return of the sun. The program will include stories from different cultures, emphasizing the interplay of cultural, astronomical, and ecological events on this pivotal day.

     
  • January computer classes at Schaumburg library Dec 17, 2014 4:55 PM
    Computer classes ranging from basic to advanced have January openings at the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. The price for Schaumburg Township residents is $12 per person per class. Non-residents pay $17, and seniors age 50 and over pay $9.

     
  • Learn about college aid: Dec 17, 2014 5:33 PM
    Mundelein High School students and parents can learn about financial aid opportunities for college during a program to be held Jan. 8.

     
  • District 79 preschool program: Dec 17, 2014 5:34 PM
    Fremont Elementary District 79 is encouraging parents to register for its new tuition-based preschool program for fall 2015.

     
  • Free choir concert: Dec 17, 2014 5:34 PM
    Stevenson High School’s choirs will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Lincolnshire school’s performing arts center. Admission is free.

     
  • The Grinch makes the children laugh during Gavin Central School drama club performance Dec 17, 2014 5:30 PM
    The Grinch ran from Who child to Who child to steal their presents during the Gavin Central School drama club’s performance Wednesday of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

     
  • Naperville third-graders ‘amazed’ by new robotics club Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    Students as young as 8 and 9 at two Naperville elementary schools are finding they don’t have to be high schoolers to learn their way around the 850 parts it takes to build a robot. Piece by piece, students at Cowlishaw and Kendall elementaries are assembling “clawbots” during afterschool meetings of new robotics clubs launched this October. “I thought it was fun because you could built robots and I’d never built a robot in my whole life,” said 8-year-old Rachel Adu, a Cowlishaw robotics club member.

     
  • High-ranking Prairie Crossing grads: Dec 16, 2014 4:49 PM
    Prairie Crossing Charter School officials announced Tuesday that several graduates are topping academic charts in high school.

     
  • District 79 preschool program: Dec 16, 2014 5:05 PM
    Fremont Elementary District 79 is encouraging parents to preregister for its new tuition-based preschool program for fall 2015.

     
  • All-day kindergarten push continues in Grayslake Dec 16, 2014 5:30 AM
    A Grayslake Elementary District 46 parent continues to publicly tout the benefits of full-day kindergarten in an effort to persuade the school board to approve such a program. Jamie Taylor has presented an updated petition to the school board with about 200 signatures supporting free all-day kindergarten.

     
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