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  • Suburban winners, losers under new school funding proposal Mar 26, 2015 5:44 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 would see the biggest jump in state aid outside Chicago under a proposal to redistribute school aid in Illinois. Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 would take the hardest hit. Here's how other school districts would fare.

  • Students at Schaumburg art school raise $8,000 for charity Mar 25, 2015 1:00 AM
    Students of the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg raised more than $8,000 for a not-for-profit working with young people through their annual fashion show March 12, which showcased talent from the school and local artists.

  • Mundelein elementary school student artists have new gallery,Studio 75 Mar 23, 2015 12:54 PM
    There is a new addition to the Mundelein art scene, thanks to the hard work and talent of Mundelein Elementary District 75 students and staff. Studio 75 is the name given to the newly renovated student art gallery and professional development center in the district’s administrative offices.

  • Lake County spelling bee champ crowned Mar 23, 2015 6:15 PM
    Aniket Nuthalapati, an eighth-grader at Aptakisic Junior High School, was the winner of the Lake County Final Spelling Bee competition March 19.

  • CLC book fair set for March 30-31 Mar 23, 2015 6:17 PM
    A “Books Are Fun Book Fair” is set for March 30 and 31 in Brandel Court at the College of Lake County Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St.

  • A/C coming to two Woodland schools Mar 23, 2015 5:29 PM
    Two Woodland Elementary District 50 schools are in line for air conditioning for the 2014-15 academic year. District 50 board members have approved a $3.6 million contract with Siemens Corp. to install central air conditioning at the Woodland Elementary East and West schools on Gages Lake Road in unincorporated Lake County.

  • Woodland Educational Foundation to hold casino night Mar 23, 2015 6:13 PM
    Woodland Educational Foundation’s seventh annual benefit auction will feature a new twist this year with a casino night at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Hunt Club Community Center, 920 N. Hunt Club Road in Gurnee.

  • U-46 offers options for students with higher reading skills Mar 23, 2015 4:13 PM
    Nearly half of Elgin Area School District U-46 middle school students will not be required to take reading next school year, officials said. “Students scoring above the 50th percentile will have the opportunity to choose other electives, which one of them is advanced reading,” said Perry Hayes, principal of Ellis Middle School.

  • Constable: Suburbs paved path for WIU's star Mar 23, 2015 5:48 AM
    Basketball tourneys in Libertyville helped Ashley Luke make the transitition from Wisconsin to Illinois. Now the Western Illinois University basketball star joins legends such as Candace Parker and Elana Delle Donne by being named the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year for all of Division I women's basketball.

  • Budding scientists compete in Science Olympiad regionals in Des Plaines Mar 22, 2015 12:35 AM
    More than 50 teams representing middle and high schools competed Saturday in the Des Plaines qualifier for Science Olympiad's state championships next month. The event, held at Oakton Community College, aims to foster a love for the sciences -- earth, life and physical.

  • Test companies monitoring social media to find cheating Mar 19, 2015 6:38 PM
    Afraid that students will use their phones to photograph test questions and share them on social media — like happened in New Jersey last week — testing companies nationwide are monitoring students’ social media accounts.

  • Students part of Ag Days at Mooseheart Mar 19, 2015 4:23 PM
    About a dozen classes from five schools took part in the Kane County Farm Bureau's 31st annual Ag Days at Mooseheart near Batavia. Presentations were made by farmers and presenters from many facets of the agriculture industry.

  • Who organized suburban PARCC boycott? Mar 20, 2015 10:24 AM
    Across the suburbs, hundreds of students are opting out of the new PARCC tests. While it's not clear if the objection is coming from students, parents or both, it does seem to be an organized effort. “It is our belief that the PARCC participation decision in some buildings was a parent- and student-led effort,” said District 214 Superintendent David Schuler.

  • St. Charles schools tallying cost of new PARCC testing Mar 19, 2015 4:57 PM
    The cost to implement PARCC testing in St. Charles Unit District 303 will escalate the next two years as more students move to the digital version of the exams. This year, about half the students took a paper version of the tests. “Had we done all seven grades digitally, we would have been spending some substantial amounts of money," the superintendent said.

  • More Dist. 220 students will get iPads next year Mar 18, 2015 8:54 PM
    More Barrington area students will get iPads when they go back to school in the fall, the District 220 school board agreed this week.

  • New Warren High boss called ‘thoughful, sincere’ Mar 18, 2015 4:42 PM
    John Ahlgrim says a diverse student body and good atmosphere are among the reasons he wanted to become superintendent at Warren Township High School District 121 in Gurnee. Retiring Superintendent Mary Perry Bates is confident Ahlgrim will do well as her replacement. “He’s a very thoughtful, sincere person,” Bates said.

  • District to seek bids for Round Lake High expansion Mar 17, 2015 10:42 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 soon will be seeking contractors with the best prices for a high school expansion and renovation. Voters last November approved a $29 million financing plan for the planned Round Lake High School work.

  • U-46 teachers union president ‘surprised’ by high layoff numbers Mar 17, 2015 8:06 PM
    The mood was somber Tuesday as hundreds of Elgin Area School District U-46 teachers and employees were notified of their impending dismissal at the end of the school year. The school board Monday night authorized reductions-in-force of 263 mostly nontenured teachers, and did not renew contracts for 16 first-, second- and third-year probationary teachers. “I was surprised and disappointed by the large number,” said Kathy Castle, president of the Elgin Teachers Association comprising nearly 2,500 members.

  • No controversy, just fine dining at community college student-run restaurants Mar 16, 2015 11:15 AM
    Vegetable strata with red curry sauce, white-bean ravioli and grilled mahi-mahi over sweet potato hash could be big-league food served at any upscale suburban restaurant. But instead of a deep-pocketed chain or entrepreneur running the show, student-managed eateries at community colleges are serving the creative dishes.

  • Fox Valley youth theater group makes anti-bullying film Mar 16, 2015 5:30 AM
    Fifteen Elgin-area teens are featured in an anti-bullying film the producers hope local schools can use as a teaching tool. Downtown Elgin and Hawaii served as the backdrop for the film, “Lost in Paradise.” A screening and reception will be held tonight at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.

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