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  • Harper’s Lifelong Learning Institute to hold fall program preview Aug 1, 2014 10:49 AM
    Shirley Garrison carries around a thick, black notebook filled with meticulous notes. The 86-year-old history buff loves to flip through the pages, recalling the wide range of classes she’s taken from a look at the first Mayor Daley to one woman’s journey from her homeland to Ellis Island. Garrison especially enjoyed her most recent course, “Civil War Field Embalming,” which took students back in time to a 19th century medical school lecture with actors playing a doctor and corpse.

     
  • Images: Jose Torres’ tenure in U-46 Aug 1, 2014 7:37 AM
    A look at Jose Torres' tenure as superintendent in Elgin Area U-46.

     
  • Warren hosts frosh tech event: Aug 1, 2014 4:35 PM
    Warren Township High School in Gurnee hosts a technology open house for freshman students on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

     
  • Backpack safety workshops: Aug 1, 2014 4:37 PM
    Chiro One chiropractic offices will offer free backpack safety workshops as part of their back-to-school community outreach on Tuesday, Aug. 5, and Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 7 to 8 p.m.

     
  • U-46’s Torres headed to Illinois Math and Science Academy Aug 1, 2014 7:02 PM
    José Torres is stepping down as superintendent of Elgin Area School District U-46 to become the president of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. “It was a difficult decision to make,” Torres wrote in an email. “Serving you as superintendent the past six years has been one of the most rewarding periods of my life.” Torres is expected to start at IMSA in September.

     
  • Retired teachers meet: Jul 31, 2014 5:00 PM
    The Lake County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Lambs Farm restaurant at Route 176 and I-94 near Libertyville.

     
  • Kaneland begins planning to replace superintendent Aug 1, 2014 5:01 PM
    The Kaneland school board will meet Monday to accept the resignation of Superintendent Jeff Schuler,and begin work on finding a replacement.

     
  • Warren Township High School to parents: Don’t fight construction traffic to bring students to school Jul 31, 2014 10:48 AM
    Parents are being advised to skip driving their children to Warren Township High School’s freshmen-sophomore campus because of traffic jams expected from nearby road work in Gurnee. Officials say they expect it’ll be difficult getting to the O’Plaine Road campus because of the building’s proximity to reconstruction of the Grand Avenue bridge over the Des Plaines River.

     
  • Quinn signs epinephrine law for schools Jul 30, 2014 5:54 PM
    A new bill signed into Illinois law says trained personnel at schools statewide will be able to administer injectable epinephrine for those appearing to have strong allergic reactions.

     
  • District 300 names two new principals Jul 30, 2014 2:54 PM
    The Community Unit District 300 school board recently appointed two new principals for Lincoln Prairie Elementary School in Lake in the Hills and Parkview Elementary School in Carpentersville. Mark Wetzel, formerly an assistant principal at Hampshire Middle School, takes the helm at Lincoln Prairie, while Jorge Almodovar, the district’s Title I facilitator, is the new principal at Parkview Elementary.

     
  • District 200 selects Kaneland leader as new superintendent Jul 31, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 board of education approved a four-year contract Wednesday with Jeffrey Schuler to serve as the district’s new superintendent. Schuler, 42, comes from Kaneland Community Unit District 302, where he has served as superintendent since 2010. “We’re just absolutely thrilled,” said board of education President Barbara Intihar. “I have no doubt that Dr. Schuler is the right person at the right time for us.”

     
  • Alan Mann Tribute recipients: Jul 30, 2014 5:28 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50 has announced the recipients of this year’s Alan Mann Tribute to Excellence in Education Award: Lydia Campbell (fourth grade, Intermediate); Katie Howell (first grade, Elementary East); and Carrie LaPorte (sixth grade, Middle School).

     
  • Editorial: Homeless education funding scarce but needed Jul 29, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editorial: For the fifth year, money for helping schools identify and help homeless students got left out of the state budget, but it doesn't take a lot of money to have a big impact.

     
  • Warren High registration: Jul 29, 2014 4:15 PM
    Warren Township High School walk-in registration continues July 30 and 31, from 1 to 6 p.m. at both campuses.

     
  • Kaneland school board meeting gets heated over budget Jul 29, 2014 9:46 AM
    The Kaneland school board Monday night tentatively approved a $66.5 million budget with a $3 million deficit in the education fund portion, over the objection of board member Tony Valente. Valente said administrators should have trimmed expenses. And he again criticized collecting more in property taxes for transportation than needed, calling the plan “immoral and unethical.”

     
  • Lake Zurich Middle School North principal leaves for Glenview Jul 28, 2014 5:41 PM
    Mark Richter is moving on after 11 years at Lake Zurich Middle School North. Lake Zurich Unit District 95 Superintendent Michael Egan addressed Richter’s tenure at the middle school after his hiring was announced Monday by Glenview Public School District 34. “Mark has made positive contributions to our learning community in all of his roles,” Egan said in a statement.

     
  • New lunch payment system for Geneva schools Jul 28, 2014 5:26 PM
    A new payment system is coming this fall for school lunches in Geneva. It will allow parents to add money to students' accounts practically right up to lunchtime. Plus they will be able to monitor what their kids are buying and check nutritional content.

     
  • District 50 digital tool: Jul 28, 2014 6:56 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50 has introduced a digital tool, known as a dashboard, to monitor and communicate district goals to the public.

     
  • Recession haunting recent grads as economy mends Jul 27, 2014 7:28 AM
    Students entering the job market in 2010 and 2011 took a 19 percent pay cut from what they could have expected without a recession, according to economists at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut -- about double the penalty in prior downturns.

     
  • Shocking increase of homeless students in suburbs Jul 28, 2014 1:24 PM
    Since 2007, the number of homeless students has risen by more than 70 percent, most alarmingly in the suburbs. But federal and state funding hasn't kept up - and as a result more students are falling through the cracks, advocates say. “These kids are dealing with a lot,” said Deb Dempsey of the Kane County Regional Office of Education. “

     
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