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  • Warren District 121 board member apologizes for saying don’t hire gay leader Dec 11, 2014 6:27 PM
    Warren Township High School District 121 board member Liz Biondi says she apologizes “to everyone I offended” by stating she doesn’t want to hire someone who is gay to replace retiring Superintendent Mary Perry Bates. She added she has no immediate plans to resign. “It was never my intention that this be a part of hiring questions or guidelines," she said.

  • Geneva schools outline priorities for building work Dec 11, 2014 5:30 AM
    Geneva schools are looking at spending more than $9 million over the next seven years on repairs and security to improvements to buildings, according to plans presented Monday to the school board.

  • Elk Grove library trustee proposes expanding services to unincorporated residents Dec 10, 2014 5:30 AM
    There’s an effort to expand the services of the Elk Grove Village Public Library beyond the town’s borders into unincorporated areas that supporters say would benefit a currently underserved population. But they’ll have some convincing to do since the proposal to create a library district requires approval by voters, who must decide if they want library services in exchange for a new property tax.

  • Des Plaines school wins technology in national video contest Dec 10, 2014 7:41 PM
    Algonquin Middle School in Des Plaines won up to $60,000 worth of education technology and support after a class led by teachers Dorothy Henson and Cathy Hanley produced a video for a national contest.

  • Obama announcing $1B for early childhood education Dec 10, 2014 9:31 AM
    President Barack Obama is following up on his promise to expand early education opportunities for tens of thousands of children by announcing a $1 billion public-private investment in programs for the nation’s youngest learners.

  • Three local educators vie for $1 million, world recognition Dec 10, 2014 11:16 AM
    Three suburban teachers are among the top elementary and high school educators in the world and are vying for a $1 million prize. Sixteen of the 50 finalists for its Global Teacher Prize are from the U.S. That includes Jacqueline Lopushonsky of Wheaton, Paul Solarz of Arlington Heights and Mark Vondracek of Gurnee.

  • Illinois Holocaust Museum sponsors Student Leadership Day Dec 10, 2014 12:45 PM
    Students from 23 public and parochial schools participated in the High School Student Leadership Day hosted by the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center.

  • Palatine High School’s Lunchapalooza brings students together Dec 10, 2014 12:45 PM
    Palatine High School has many programs and initiatives to improve school climate and recently celebrated its annual three-day student inclusion event called Lunchapalooza.

  • Golden Apple nominations due in January Dec 10, 2014 1:01 PM
    Nominations for the 2015 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award are due Jan. 5. The Golden Apple Scholars nominations are due Jan. 15. Nomination forms are available online.

  • MHS students to perform: Dec 10, 2014 5:05 PM
    Mundelein High School’s Orchesis club will perform for the public Monday. The show is set for 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 1350 W. Hawley St.

  • Woodland students shop with teachers Dec 9, 2014 7:57 PM
    Woodland Elementary West staff helped students purchase items Tuesday at the Gurnee Target to be donated to the District 50 Holiday Food Drive.

  • Geneva schools to ask for more taxes, over board member’s objection Dec 9, 2014 11:40 AM
    The Geneva school board decided Monday to increase property taxes for 2015, with only board member Mike McCormick voting against the measure.

  • Where suburban teachers, principals stay on the job longest Dec 9, 2014 5:32 AM
    Schools that are good at hanging onto teachers include Fenton High School in Bensenville, McHenry Middle School, Rose Elementary School in South Barrington and Hampshire High School, a Daily Herald analysis shows. “We are well aware of how fortunate we are to have administrators and teachers who choose to stay at Fenton year after year,” school board President Mary Ribando said.

  • University of Illinois faces fallout as Kilgore rehired Dec 9, 2014 4:58 PM
    Former 1970s radical and felon James Kilgore will earn just $3,500 for teaching a single class on labor and the workplace at the University of Illinois’ flagship campus. His rehiring comes at a more significant cost — a large promised donation and another round of controversy.

  • Warren High student entertainment: Dec 9, 2014 4:59 PM
    Warren Township High School in Gurnee has comedy and jazz performances scheduled for the public.

  • MHS dancers to perform: Dec 9, 2014 5:02 PM
    Mundelein High School’s Orchesis club will perform for the public Monday. The show is set for 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 1350 W. Hawley St. Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.

  • District 50 bilingual advisory council meeting Dec 8, 2014 6:44 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50 will host its second Bilingual Parent Advisory Council meeting of the year at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 18, at the Woodland Elementary East School cafeteria, 17261 W. Gages Lake Road, Gages Lake.

  • Schaumburg students campaign to save monarch butterflies Dec 8, 2014 12:00 PM
    Students in Kim Savino’s classroom at Collins Elementary School in Schaumburg are on a mission. Simply put, they want local residents to “start seeing monarchs.”

  • SHS band’s free holiday concert Dec 8, 2014 6:47 PM
    Stevenson High School will host a holiday band concert Tuesday. The show is set for 7 p.m. in the performing arts center at the Lincolnshire school, which is on Route 22 west of Milwaukee Avenue. Admission is free.

  • Woodland Elementary District 50 in Gurnee mulls live streaming of school board meetings Dec 8, 2014 12:49 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50 in Gurnee might start a live online video stream of school board meetings without commercials. District 50 board members recently agreed they’d prefer an in-house online video posting operation over private companies used by other school systems that offer free, Web-based services in exchange for advertising that appears during meetings or other events.

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