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  • Kennedy: No interest in being U of I president Jun 26, 2014 4:46 PM

    University of Illinois board Chairman Christopher Kennedy says rumors that he’s interested in becoming the next university president are not true.

  • Oakton replacing slab that cracked Jun 25, 2014 5:30 AM
    Crews are constructing a new concrete slab to replace one that was cracking at the site of Oakton Community College’s new $39 million Science and Health Careers Center in Des Plaines. The new slab is expected to be complete by November, according to Oakton President Margaret Lee.

  • Forest View High 40th reunion Jun 25, 2014 3:27 PM
    The 40th reunion of Forest View High School’s Class of 1974 is set for Saturday, July 19, on the rooftop at Durty Nellie’s in Palatine.

  • Libertyville’s Brainerd buildings could be demolished in October Jun 25, 2014 6:12 PM
    The buildings on what once was Libertyville High School’s Brainerd Avenue campus could face the wrecking ball in October, officials said this week. Bids and cost estimates are pending.

  • Dist. 101 school lunch prices again going up Jun 24, 2014 6:55 PM
    Batavia students will pay more for school lunches next year. Not because it costs more to make the lunches, but to reduce the difference between what the district charges and the higher reimbursement the federal government pays for lunches served to low-income students.

  • Official: Renovated Carpentersville school ‘a work of art’ Jun 24, 2014 5:20 AM
    Community Unit District 300 officials on Monday showed off the progress they’ve made thus far in converting their former Carpentersville headquarters into Oak Ridge School. "I’m very impressed, it’s a work of art to take it from what it was to make it to what it is now." Trustee Susie Kopacz said after the tour. "... No parent wants their children to be educated in trailers."

  • Mundelein High School District 120 Superintendent Jody Ware honored at dinner Jun 24, 2014 3:07 PM
    Mundelein High School Superintendent Jody Ware was honored as her retirement approaches.

  • SIU board OKs fees for sports, newspaper Jun 24, 2014 5:03 PM
    The Southern Illinois University system’s governing board has signed off on two fee proposals meant to help the Carbondale campus’ sports programs and student newspaper.

  • Northwestern issues diplomas with misspelled word Jun 24, 2014 11:04 PM
    Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communication recently gave 30 diplomas to graduates on which the word “integrated” was spelled without the ‘n.’ The diploma would have been tagged with a “Medill F” — a stamp earned by students who commit factual or spelling errors.

  • Architect to design drawings for Dist. 59 early learning facility Jun 24, 2014 6:47 PM
    An architect will design schematics for a proposed early childhood learning center in Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59. “It allows the district to develop more precise square footage estimates and cost estimates in terms of what would need to be in those spaces,” said Becki Streit, the district’s assistant superintendent for educational services.

  • Wheeling senior receives Calisch Award for the Arts Jun 23, 2014 9:26 AM
    Celine Dirkes, a senior at Wheeling High School, has been chosen from a field of six Northwest Suburban High School District 214 nominees as the 2013-14 Richard W. Calisch Arts Unlimited Award recipient.

  • Summer means construction at U of I Jun 23, 2014 4:14 PM
    Construction projects are in high gear at the University of Illinois campus in Champaign-Urbana now that the school year is over and fewer people are on campus. At least five major projects are going on now or will start soon.

  • Barrington teacher marks 50 years in the classroom Jun 23, 2014 5:30 AM
    Diane Kostick of Barrington is in a rare category — not only for having been in a single line of work for five decades, but doing so in a way that directly shapes the futures of many others. This summer, Kostick marks her 50th year as a teacher ... and she has no plans to stop there. “I have the best job on the planet,” she said.

  • Editorial: Let’s have a thoughtful review of tenure Jun 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the vast majority of teachers are excellent and dedicated, but as in any profession, a few are not. Tenure, the editorial argues, is important to protect educational innovation, but it shouldn't be used as a shield for incompetence.

  • District 128 talking computers Jun 22, 2014 3:57 PM
    The Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 board’s program and personnel committee will meet Monday to discuss a proposed computer initiative for students.

  • University offers scholarships for slaying video game foes Jun 20, 2014 4:24 PM
    Note to parents: All those hours your kids spend blazing a trail of destruction in video games may not be a complete waste of time, after all. Robert Morris University is offering hefty scholarship for players of one game in particular, League of Legends, which has become one of the most popular games for organized team competitions.

  • Report: NIU official had worker clean boss’s home Jun 20, 2014 4:31 PM
    A state investigation has determined a former Northern Illinois University official required an employee to clean the house of the official’s boss.

  • Durbin asks Corinthian Colleges to stop enrollment Jun 20, 2014 4:29 PM
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Illinois’ attorney general are calling on a for-profit education company to stop enrolling students and notify current students at its Illinois campuses that it is subject to heightened government oversight. In Illinois, Corinthian operates under the name Everest College and has six campuses in the Chicago area.

  • Education board chief was paid $48K to leave quietly Jun 20, 2014 6:21 PM
    The Illinois Board of Higher Education paid a former executive director $48,000 to resign in the fall of 2012 while stating publicly — to avoid negative publicity — that he would be available for consultation during the transition to a new chief, the state’s inspector general said in a report released Friday.

  • Harper College signs five-year contract extension with Ender Jun 20, 2014 5:59 PM
    Harper College President Ken Ender gets another five years to steer the Palatine-based school under the terms of a new contract extension. The pact also calls for annual salary increases tied to inflation. "This continuity of leadership is really important to Harper's success, and it's very important to the board," Chairwoman Diane Hill said.

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