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  • Mundelein meet and greet: Jul 17, 2014 6:50 PM
    Mundelein-area residents are invited to meet the new superintendents of Mundelein High School District 120 and Mundelein Elementary 75 at an informal Meet and Greet on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

     
  • CLC offering registration help: Jul 17, 2014 6:49 PM
    College of Lake County will host a special event for recent high school graduates and their families Aug. 6.

     
  • Elgin area students create and perform opera Jul 16, 2014 3:38 PM
    A group of Elgin area teens and preteens will see months of hard work come alive onstage this weekend, when they perform "The Key," an opera they wrote themselves, at Elgin Community College. The students are part of Hamilton Wings' SCORE program, which gives at-risk kids a chance to experience the performing arts.

     
  • Middle school teacher honored for promoting healthy lifestyles Jul 15, 2014 2:47 PM
    Abbott Middle School mathematics teacher Kim Elders was named the 2013-2014 Illinois inductee into the Fuel Up to Play 60 Hall of Fame.

     
  • Full-day kindergarten for Round Lake Area Unit District 116 Jul 15, 2014 4:31 PM
    Round Area Lake Unit District 116 will launch full-day kindergarten for the next academic season. It'll be at Joseph J. Pleviak School in Lake Villa, which District 116 will lease. “This is a wonderful opportunity for all of our kindergartners and for our staff to have extended time for the core instruction and core curriculum,” Melanie Arthur, coordinator of teaching and learning for District 116, told the Daily Herald.

     
  • Community colleges offer cultural enrichment Jul 15, 2014 9:21 PM
    In addition to the economic benefits of a higher education, colleges also offer priceless opportunities for personal enrichment and life changing experiences.

     
  • Round Lake Middle School teacher’s enthusiasm helps grow choir program Jul 14, 2014 12:46 PM
    Round Lake Middle School music teacher Javier Diaz’s enthusiasm for choir has filtered to the pupils there. Since he was hired for the 2010-11 academic year, Diaz has taken the program from eight to about 90 students. There also are two choir classes part of the daily curriculum rather than a single after-school group. “I think the kids feed off my passion for the music,” said Diaz, 34, of Lake in the Hills.

     
  • Antioch Senior Center scholarship: Jul 14, 2014 5:05 PM
    The Antioch Senior Center has awarded six, $1,000 college scholarships in the name of two longtime members of the senior center, Dolly Spiering and Florence Brown.

     
  • Closing one of three schools is an option in District 76 building study Jul 14, 2014 6:25 PM
    Mundelein-based Diamond Lake Elementary District 76 is seeking public interest in a visioning committee to create an overall building plan for its three schools to provide an "optimum learning environment." Closing Fairhaven School is a possibility.

     
  • In Silicon Valley, no unpaid internships Jul 13, 2014 6:11 AM
    Landing top talent is getting so tough in Silicon Valley that technology companies are trying anything for an edge -- including hiring interns out of high school and boosting new recruits’ perks. Facebook said it just started wooing interns before their freshman year of college, while LinkedIn opened its summer program to high schoolers two years ago. Startups including Airbnb have nabbed interns as young as 16.

     
  • U of I speeding up search for new president Jul 12, 2014 4:40 PM
    University of Illinois officials are speeding up the search for a new president, saying they now hope to select someone before Thanksgiving.

     
  • New law to help students with dyslexia Jul 12, 2014 4:46 PM
    A new Illinois law aims to help dyslexic students by training educators on how to better identify and teach young people with the learning disability. The measure signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn on Saturday entitles dyslexic students to special education services.

     
  • Cupcakes or quinoa? How several school districts regulate snacks Jul 12, 2014 8:00 AM
    Jennifer Nickels’ complaints about a teacher rewarding her 7-year-old daughter and other Dundee Highlands Elementary School students with candy prompted a schoolwide survey to parents, who were fine with the sweets. Meanwhile, policies about candy and other treats doled out during the school day vary across the suburbs. “It’s the cupcake and quinoa wars,” Margaret Van Duch of Mundelein's Fremont District 79 said.

     
  • NIU forms sex assault task force Jul 11, 2014 4:20 PM
    Northern Illinois University has formed a task force to implement White House recommendations on sexual assault prevention. There were 11 forcible sexual assaults at the DeKalb campus in 2012, up from six in 2011, according to university data.

     
  • CLC golf fundraiser results: Jul 10, 2014 6:02 PM
    The College of Lake County Foundation’s annual Joan Legat Memorial Golf Outing, held June 9 at the Glen Flora Country Club in Waukegan, raised more than $30,000 for the scholarship fund, according to Karen Schmidt, the Foundation’s executive director.

     
  • Illinois manages to send schools’ checks on time Jul 9, 2014 4:56 PM
    Illinois schools have received promised grant payments from the state on time for the first time since 2007 — but in another sign of the state’s precarious financial situation, a top education official has warned schools not to expect the pleasant surprise to become a permanent habit.

     
  • U-46 seeks bilingual, special education teachers Jul 9, 2014 4:31 PM
    Bilingual and special education teachers are in demand at Elgin Area School District U-46. The state’s second-largest school district with more than 40,000 students is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The district specifically is seeking English Language Learner-certified bilingual teachers for prekindergarten and kindergarten through 12th grades, as well as bilingual special education teachers.

     
  • DuPage County Board approves heroin programming for schools Jul 9, 2014 5:35 AM
    This fall, students at a dozen schools in DuPage County will learn about the dangers of heroin through a program started by the Robert Crown Centers for Health Education. DuPage County board members unanimously approved a nearly $68,000 contract Tuesday morning with Robert Crown to provide the opioid prevention education. The money to pay for the programming is coming from the $100,000 the board set aside to create a public education campaign in response to the record number of heroin deaths last year.

     
  • SIU names acting Carbondale chancellor Jul 8, 2014 5:27 PM
    Southern Illinois University has named Paul Sarvela as acting chancellor of its Carbondale campus.

     
  • Harper debuting programs at Prospect Heights branch Jul 8, 2014 12:49 PM
    Harper College will host a pair of informational sessions this month at its newly renovated Prospect Heights facility. The Learning and Career Center will debut new programs addressing unemployment in the Prospect Heights-Wheeling area.

     
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