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  • Wheaton District 200 offers look at school facility needs across community

    WHEATON – Long the topic of board meetings, community engagement sessions, district correspondence and intraschool concern, Community Unit School Dist ...
    Dec. 17, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Higher Learning Commission places College of DuPage on 2 years' probation

    The Higher Learning Commission has placed the College of DuPage on probation for two years after expressing concerns about the integrity and governanc ...
    Dec. 17, 2015 - 5:33 pm
  • Wheaton College professor suspended after wearing hijab, posting Muslim solidarity statements

    WHEATON – A Wheaton College Professor who is wearing a traditional Muslim headscarf as part of her holiday Advent devotion has been placed on administ ...
    Dec. 17, 2015 - 8:48 am
  • Glen Ellyn D-41 board approves $43.9M levy

    GLEN ELLYN – Glen Ellyn School District 41 homeowners could see their taxes increase next year as a result of the approval of a $43,910,939 tax levy t ...
    Dec. 16, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Downers Grove school districts pass tax levies

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove School District 58 and Community High School District 99 boards of education both approved 2015 property tax levies ...
    Dec. 16, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Alden-Hebron Elementary School 5th-graders interview post-WWII veteran (with video)

    HEBRON – Walter Eichman walked into a small office at Alden-Hebron Elementary School, looked at five fifth-grade students and gave each of them a firm ...
    Dec. 16, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Wheaton District 200 superintendent discusses PARCC performance

    WHEATON – The superintendent of Community Unit School District 200 says the recent PARCC test results were encouraging, but only part of a bigger pict ...
    Dec. 16, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Glen Ellyn school districts outperform state on inaugural PARCC test

    GLEN ELLYN – By and large, Glen Ellyn school districts fared well during the inaugural year of a new state standardized test, although superintendents ...
    Dec. 16, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • La Grange-area students win Chick Evans Scholarships

    Lyons Township High School seniors Daniel Benson of Countryside and Grant Kedzuch of Western Springs and Nazareth Academy senior Cassandra Marquez of ...
    Dec. 16, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • St. Charles North alumnus Jeffery Austin finishes in 4th on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

    ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles District 303 grad did not win a nationally televised singing competition Tuesday, but he is forever grateful for the exper ...
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: How to go (safely) in the snow

    Yes, winter has returned. No one can change the weather, but – with proper preparation – many common problems associated with winter driving can be ov ...
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • St. Charles East, North drill teams raise $88K for cancer charities

    Members of the St. Charles East and St. Charles North high school drill teams reveal the amount of money raised for cancer charities during their 2015 ...
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Negotiations heating up in Kaneland

    SUGAR GROVE – The president of Kaneland’s school board said Monday she was hopeful negotiations between School District 302 officials and the Kaneland ...
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • Algonquin-based School District 300 offering more 'pathway' programs for 2016-17

    ALGONQUIN – Next school year, students in Community Unit School District 300 can choose from a wider pool of "pathway" programs intended to prepare st ...
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • Public weighs in on what they want in new College of DuPage president

    GLEN ELLYN – College of DuPage anthropology professor John Staeck hopes that the next president of the school will be someone who isn't a polarizing f ...
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 9:41 pm
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