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  • Judson University sees 10 percent spike in enrollment Sep 29, 2014 6:01 AM
    Elgin-based Judson University’s fall enrollment is up 10 percent from last fall, officials said. The university also saw its highest enrollment ever at 1,290 this year. While traditional enrollment remained stable, the growth is mostly among adult, graduate and certificate programs, officials said.

     
  • GOP opposition to school funding bill irks sponsor Sep 29, 2014 5:00 PM
    Suburban House Republicans, fearing that majority Democrats could take money away from their school districts in a postelection vote, have thrown up prominent if symbolic opposition on Senate-approved legislation to overhaul state funding for public education.

     
  • District 79 board vacancy Sep 29, 2014 5:23 PM
    Fremont Elementary District 79 is seeking applicants interested in filling a school board vacancy to replace Sandra Bickley, who announced her resignation Monday, Sept. 22, because she is relocating from the area.

     
  • Warren High hosts college event Sep 29, 2014 5:26 PM
    All Warren Township High School junior students and their families may attend a Tuesday event to help build or narrow a list of colleges or universities to visit, discuss standardized test scores, academic performance and more.

     
  • 84th House candidates split on how to drum up business Sep 29, 2014 8:12 PM
    State representative candidates in the 84th District have different views on improving the business climate in Illinois. Republican challenger Krishna Bansal says state government needs to lower taxes, decrease regulations and step out of the way. But Democratic incumbent Stephanie Kifowit said providing better workforce training and creating a financially stable government are the best ways to help current Illinois businesses and attract more companies to locate here.

     
  • Warren offers college help Sep 28, 2014 4:32 PM
    All Warren Township High School junior and senior Spanish-speaking students and their families are invited to attend the school’s presentation about helping to build or narrow a list of colleges or universities to visit. This event is Wednesday, Oct. 1.

     
  • Harper to host ‘Manufacturing Day’ events Sep 26, 2014 9:25 PM
    Harper College and area manufacturers are holding their third annual Manufacturing Day, a growing grass-roots movement of U.S. and Canadian manufacturers to demonstrate the potential of present-day manufacturing and foster interest in related careers. The public is invited to attend Harper’s Manufacturing Day event from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, on the college’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

     
  • Oakton raises awareness about homelessness on World Habitat Day Sep 26, 2014 12:22 PM
    In honor of World Habitat Day, Monday, Oct. 6, Oakton Community College will call attention to the plight of the homeless by filling the Des Plaines campus courtyard through Friday, Oct. 10, with makeshift shanties built from discarded materials. The event is one of many the college is holding to highlight the problem.

     
  • University of Chicago cuts ties with Confucius Institute Sep 26, 2014 6:17 PM
    The University of Chicago cut ties with a Chinese language and research center following a Chinese media report that suggested the university had bowed to the authority of the institute’s leader in Beijing.

     
  • Run in Libertyville: Sep 26, 2014 5:49 PM
    The Libertyville High School Athletes Committed to Excellence group will hold the 22nd Annual Red Ribbon Kuz Classic race and fun run on Sunday.

     
  • ISU addresses sexual violence through education Sep 26, 2014 4:38 PM
    Illinois State University held a panel to discuss sexual assault prevention and education Thursday in response to four sexual assaults reported within the first six weeks of fall semester.

     
  • Illinois schools seeking CO detector installation Sep 26, 2014 4:31 PM
    Some Illinois school officials who don’t want to wait months to find out if they have to install carbon monoxide detectors are taking matters into their own hands. Last week, state Sen. Sam McCann introduced legislation requiring school buildings to be equipped with the detectors. The proposal follows a carbon monoxide leak in a Macoupin County school that sent 150 students and staff to a local hospital.

     
  • ECC seeks mentors for college readiness program Sep 25, 2014 12:14 PM
    Elgin Community College is seeking mentors for its Transitions Academy, a college readiness program for high school students. Volunteer mentors support and build positive relationships with high school students for at least one academic semester. Mentors must commit a total of eight hours for a six-month period.

     
  • Open house Saturday at old Arlington High Sep 26, 2014 12:25 AM
    Northwest Suburban High School District 214 will formally kick off its centennial observance with an open house Saturday at the former Arlington High School.

     
  • Mundelein District 75 teachers authorize strike after contract talks stall Sep 26, 2014 10:26 AM
    A second case of labor uncertainty has hit Lake County as teachers in Mundelein Elementary District 75 this week voted 122 to 13 to authorize a strike.The contract with the district and the Mundelein Elementary Education Association ended June 30, and a Sept. 19 mediation session was not fruitful. Teachers in Waukegan Unit District 60 have notified that district of their intent to strike Oct. 2.

     
  • Student trio win prestigious award: Sep 25, 2014 3:25 PM
    High school students from Bolingbrook and South Barrington and a 2014 graduate from Hawthorn Woods were named by The College Board as Illinois Advanced Placement Scholars in recognition of exceptional achievement on the exams.

     
  • Frassati, Transfiguration, St. Mary host School Choice rallies Sep 25, 2014 3:30 PM
    Catholic Consortium of Lake County’s students, teachers, educators and parents gathered Thursday for an Illinois School Choice Rally Day. Frassati Catholic Academy and Transfiguration Elementary School in Wauconda held their rally around the school’s flagpole, while St. Mary Elementary met on the front lawn of their school in Mundelein.

     
  • Elgin City Council supports charter schools Sep 25, 2014 6:00 PM
    After the second spirited debate on the topic in two weeks, the Elgin City Council approved a resolution supporting charter schools. Councilman Toby Shaw proposed the move. Mayor David Kaptian and councilwomen Tish Powell and Rose Martinez opposed it.

     
  • Woodland District 50 hosts Green Apple Day of Service Sep 24, 2014 12:24 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50 invites students staff, parents and community members to help make Woodland Primary School a healthier, more sustainable learning environment as part of the Green Apple Day of Service.

     
  • Directions Fair for special ed high school students Tuesday in Arlington Hts. Sep 24, 2014 1:37 PM
    In an effort to help encourage and provide guidance for parents transitioning their students out of high school and into vocational or collegiate opportunities after graduation, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 is part of a team of local educational institutions participating in Directions Fair, which will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights.

     
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