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  • More Illinois students qualify for special-education services Mar 1, 2015 2:56 PM
    Better medical diagnoses, a growing emphasis on early detection and greater parental advocacy are among the possible reasons why more Illinois students are qualifying for special education services, suburban educators say.

     
  • Schaumburg library hosts financial advice programs Feb 27, 2015 4:01 PM
    Those facing retirement or preparing for college may benefit from free financial programs coming to the Schaumburg Township District Library’s central and branch locations. “Optimizing Social Security Benefits” will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the Hanover Park Branch Library, 1266 Irving Park Road in Hanover Park.

     
  • U-46 schools win health and wellness grants Feb 26, 2015 11:00 PM
    Abbott Middle School and Creekside Elementary School, both in Elgin, recently were awarded grants for their healthy eating and physical activity initiatives as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

     
  • Hands-on science night at Mechanics Grove Feb 26, 2015 9:45 PM
    Parents and children had a chance to view and participate in students’ science exhibits as well as meet professional scientists during the “Science, It’s Your Turn to Change the World” program Thursday night at Mechanics Grove School in Mundelein.

     
  • Sheriff’s office scholarship: Feb 25, 2015 4:27 PM
    The Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced it will award two $500 college scholarships to local students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2015-16 academic year.

     
  • Waubonsee completes 2020 Master Plan Feb 25, 2015 2:32 PM
    Since 2002, Waubonsee Community College has sought to build better, more advanced facilities, positioning it to adapt to the changing needs of our students and rapid advances in the technology that drives our world. Its 2020 College Master Plan provided the blueprint for this expansion and development.

     
  • Dist. 204 program helps ‘black and brown girls’ reach full potential Feb 25, 2015 4:14 PM
    A mentoring program for middle-school girls in Indian Prairie Unit District 204 aims to teach black and brown girls to love themselves, prepare for their futures and realize that their skin has nothing to do with their potential for success, Still Middle School Assistant Principal VaLarie Humphrey said. “When you say, ‘It’s the skin I’m in,’ you’re adjusting to that. You’re understanding that, yes it’s the skin you’re in, but that shouldn’t affect you in the classroom,” she said.

     
  • Mundelein High to host college planning night Feb 24, 2015 7:41 PM
    Members of the Mundelein High School guidance department will host a College Planning Night in English and Spanish on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium and café at the school at 1350 W. Hawley St.

     
  • ‘Heineman Apprentice’ spotlights local causes Feb 24, 2015 7:29 PM
    Students at Heineman Middle School take part in the "Heineman Apprentice” competition Tuesday at the Algonquin school. It challenges literacy students to raise awareness for a local or global cause. Students have been working in teams to do research on nonprofit organizations, then create presentations and make a pitch to a panel of judges.

     
  • Adler Park students learn anything can create music Feb 24, 2015 4:45 PM
    The foursome from Be The Groove slapped their chests, clapped their hands and stomped their feet as part of a rhythmic performance for Adler Park School students on Tuesday.

     
  • U-46 approves auditor contract, new policies Feb 24, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Elgin Area School District U-46 school board Monday night renewed a five-year contract with McGladrey LLP to perform annual audits for $510,175. The school board also authorized several policy changes, including adopting new policies prohibiting teen dating violence, per new state law, and cyberbullying.

     
  • Des Plaines Community Foundation offers college scholarships Feb 24, 2015 5:48 PM
    The Des Plaines Community Foundation is offering four $1,500 scholarships to college students pursuing either two-year or four-year degrees.

     
  • Band group raising cash: Feb 23, 2015 4:19 PM
    Stevenson High School’s Band Parents Organization will launch a month-long fundraiser Tuesday at Culver’s, 450 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove.

     
  • Kindergarten registration: Feb 23, 2015 4:18 PM
    Hawthorn Elementary District 73 kindergarten registration will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.

     
  • Dual language registration at Woodland District 50 Feb 22, 2015 4:32 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50 in Gurnee has set registration dates for its English-Spanish dual language kindergarten program.

     
  • Dist. 96 board member resigns Feb 22, 2015 4:34 PM
    A Kildeer-Countryside Elementary District 96 school board member since 2003, Robert Gauthier has resigned, saying he’s ready to look for new ways to contribute.

     
  • TRS trustee to address retired teachers Feb 22, 2015 4:38 PM
    The Lake County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon Tuesday, March 10, at Lambs Farm restaurant at Route 176 and the Tri-State Tollway near Libertyville. The guest speaker is TRS annuitant trustee Bob Lyons.

     
  • Students to perform mock disaster drills in Palatine Feb 22, 2015 4:35 PM
    Harper College’s first Community Emergency Response Training team students will put their know-how to the test Monday, Feb. 23, with a series of mock disaster scenarios. During the drill, which will serve as a final exam, they’ll fight a live fire, assess and treat injured patients, remove a steel plate from a victim and conduct a systematic search and rescue.

     
  • Michigan governor puts renewed emphasis on blue-collar jobs Feb 22, 2015 7:32 AM
    In a change of course, Michigan is going back to its roots and putting renewed emphasis on training welders, machinists, electricians and other blue-collar workers. Gov. Rick Snyder says the pendulum has swung too far toward encouraging students to get a four-year degree when they should also consider an apprenticeship or a community college program.

     
  • College of DuPage board freezes student tuition, fees Feb 20, 2015 5:16 AM
    Tuition and fees will remain flat this fall at College of DuPage, despite calls from some who say costs for students should be reduced. Board members at the Glen Ellyn-based community college voted 5-1 Thursday night to keep tuition at $140 per credit hour for in-district students. That amount includes fees.

     
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