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  • Undocumented students ineligible for free Harper tuition Mar 30, 2015 5:30 AM
    Undocumented students will not be able to participate in Harper College’s new program that guarantees free tuition for students who meet performance standards because the process requires a Social Security number, school officials said Sunday.

  • Batavia college prep school plan might be dead Mar 30, 2015 5:30 AM
    The plan to open a private college prep high school this fall in Batavia is dead, for now. “We just didn’t have the applicants. We needed 100 students to open,” said former Illinois education superintendent Michael Bakalis, founder, president and chief executive officer of American Quality Schools. Bakalis said the project could be delayed until fall 2016 or dropped entirely.

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  • Harper president tried free tuition program at his last school Mar 29, 2015 7:23 AM
    Harper College President Ken Ender calls it a "high-stakes kind of deal," one that will require high school freshmen to make decent grades, volunteer in their communities and avoid skipping class until they graduate. The big reward? Free tuition. The Promise Scholarship program, launcing Monday, is an "opportunity to earn access to college,” educators say.

  • Alternative schools experience March Madness Mar 29, 2015 6:45 PM
    March offers the exciting spectacle of high school and college basketball players testing their skills at the highest level of competition. But what about those athletes whose off-court issues keep them out of the academic — and athletic — mainstream? Some got their own taste of March Madness this weekend through the Chicago Area Alternative Education League’s 37th annual CAAEL State Basketball Tournament & Art Fair, held at Forest View Education Center in Arlington Heights.

  • Harper College promises two years of free tuition Mar 30, 2015 6:12 AM
    Harper College President Ken Ender calls it a "high-stakes kind of deal," one that will require high school freshmen to make decent grades, volunteer in their communities and avoid skipping class until they graduate. The big reward? Free tuition. The Promise Scholarship program, launching Monday, is an "opportunity to earn access to college,” educators say.

  • Mom asks Arlington Heights schools to ban peanuts Mar 30, 2015 5:43 AM
    Earlier this month, Lucca Teuscher had a near deadly anaphylaxis reaction, a result of her severe peanut allergy. But, Lucca, 8, didn't eat any peanuts that day. Now her parents want the schools to make a change. “We want a peanut-free school and, in a dream world, a peanut-free district,” Melissa Teuscher said.

  • Debate over test security vs. student privacy rages in the age of social media Mar 29, 2015 7:33 AM
    Test-security handbooks say that looking in on social media is not only acceptable but is a best practice, and such monitoring has become commonplace on professional licensure exams, college-entrance tests and many other assessments that can elicit a temptation to cheat. It is so widespread that there are companies dedicated to such data mining.

  • Dist. 211 renames new special-needs building Mar 28, 2015 7:30 AM
    Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 will start next school year with an additional building with a brand new name to house new and relocated programs serving students and graduates with special needs. Renovation of the former Barrington Orthopedic building next to Hoffman Estates High School is on schedule and the building has just been renamed the District 211 Higgins Education Center, Superintendent Dan Cates said.

  • Mundelein/Vernon Hills Rotary Club offers scholarships Mar 27, 2015 12:35 PM
    The Mundelein/Vernon Hills Rotary Club is accepting applications from high school seniors at Mundelein High School and Vernon Hills High School for its 2015 academic scholarships.

  • Retired teachers meet: Mar 27, 2015 4:38 PM
    The Lake County Retired Teachers Association will meeting at noon Tuesday, April 14, at Lambs Farm restaurant at Route 176 and the Tri-State Tollway near Libertyville.

  • Dual credit courses give teens a head start on college Mar 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    Technology Center of DuPage offers dual credit courses, allowing high school students to earn high school and college credit at the same time. Students can explore career interests in depth while working ahead on degree programs and possibly saving significantly on tuition, says Jim Thorne, director of the association that runs the Technology Center of DuPage.

  • Work to start in May on new, expanded bleachers at Lake Zurich High School football stadium Mar 27, 2015 4:49 PM
    Work is scheduled to start in mid-May on new bleachers with expanded seating as part of an overall $2.8 million improvement package for Lake Zurich High School’s football stadium complex. Seating capacity on the home side will jump from 1,200 to 2,471 with the new setup. Lake Zurich Unit District 95 board member Kathy Brown says the entire community will benefit from the project.

  • Hawthorn Elementary District 73 teachers and other unionized employees get new contract Mar 26, 2015 11:58 AM
    Hawthorn Elementary District 73 teachers and school board members have agreed to a new, three-year contract, officials said in a statement. The deal, which also applies to custodians and other unionized employees, calls for average pay increases of approximately 2.6 percent for each of the three years, officials said.

  • District 158 school board approves boundary changes Mar 26, 2015 1:49 PM
    Roughly 600 students will be moved out of Leggee Elementary School in Huntley over the next three years to alleviate overcrowding, officials said. The Huntley School District 158 school board recently approved boundary changes to address increasing student enrollment at Leggee, the district’s only kindergarten through fifth grade building. Enrollment at Leggee this year is 1,166 students. By the 2017-2018 school year, the enrollment should drop to 660 students.

  • CLC project groundbreaking: Mar 26, 2015 4:53 PM
    The College of Lake County held a ceremonial groundbreaking March 24 at the Southlake Campus in Vernon Hills for a $1.7 million expansion to create a new chemistry lab.

  • New Roosevelt president to review Schaumburg campus plan Mar 26, 2015 6:07 PM
    Roosevelt University’s newly named president-elect, Ali R. Malekzadeh, plans to get up to date with the school’s revised vision for its Schaumburg campus when he succeeds Charles R. Middleton this summer. “Honestly, I have to spend some time learning more about that,” Malekzadeh said Thursday, hours after being selected by Roosevelt’s board of trustees. “It’s been a whirlwind of activity. But I was very happy to see that campus there. It’s a wonderful facility.”

  • Stevenson High School fans gather to celebrate state boys basketball title Mar 26, 2015 2:53 PM
    Students, staffers and parents packed Stevenson High School Thursday morning to celebrate the boys basketball team’s recent state title.

  • Cardinal George guest of honor at Palatine school’s fundraiser Mar 25, 2015 3:03 PM
    Retired Cardinal Francis George has agreed to be the guest of honor, health permitting, at the St. Theresa School Green and Gold Gala fundraising auction and dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

  • Lauren Tarshis visits Ferson Creek Elementary Mar 25, 2015 5:24 PM
    Children's author Lauren Tarshis visited students Wednesday at Ferson Creek Elementary School in St.Charles.

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