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  • Wheaton District 200 engagement session to show off concepts for school improvements

    WHEATON – Parents and community members alike can get their first looks at proposed improvements at specific schools in Community Unit School District ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • Elmhurst College wins recognition for sustainability efforts

    ELMHURST – Elmhurst College's gardens and food scrap composting program is being recognized by the National Wildlife Federation and the Illinois Food ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Glen Crest Middle School students learn how to make stop-motion animation videos

    Glen Crest Middle School eighth-grader Ethan Doman of Glen Ellyn carefully puts the Iron Man-type character in place as he prepares to shoot another f ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 12:42 pm
  • Old Quarry School in Lemont names Patriot's Pen winners

    LEMONT – Five students at Old Quarry Middle School in Lemont are winners of the 2015 Patriot’s Pen essay contest sponsored by the VFW.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Valley View School District to administer Illinois 5Essentials Survey

    BOLINGBROOK – Valley View School District 365U again will partner with the Illinois State Board of Education in administering the Illinois 5Essentials ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Woodstock native named George J. Mitchell Scholar

    A Woodstock native, impassioned by history and the way it seeps into the present, is one of 12 people throughout the country who was awarded a prestig ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • Elmhurst District 205 reconsiders special education relocation

    ELMHURST – Following a public outcry, Elmhurst School District 205 will reconsider its decision to relocate a special education program from Field to ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Downers Grove District 58 taking student applications for Select 58 Award

    DOWNERS GROVE – Eighth grade students at Herrick and O’Neill middle schools can apply for the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58's Sele ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • College of DuPage trustees McGuire, Birt call for new trustee to be appointed

    In another twist to the ongoing standoff between the two factions on the College of DuPage Board of Trustees, trustees Dianne McGuire and Erin Birt ha ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Berwyn South School District 100 to host student-led conference

    BERWYN – The Students Involved with Technology Conference is heading to Berwyn in February, and registration ends Jan. 22.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 6:57 pm
  • Algonquin-based District 300 to go for school construction bonds

    ALGONQUIN – Similar to a Crystal Lake school district, Algonquin-based Community Unit School District 300 voted this week to take advantage of a poten ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Glen Ellyn District 41 Facilities Task Force continues to study district's space needs

    GLEN ELLYN – The District 41 Facilities Task Force needs more time to look at the Glen Ellyn district's space needs before it makes a presentation to ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Lyons Township High School senior's radio program explores Live Aid

    LA GRANGE – Four years ago, 14-year-old Brandon Herman, who inherited his father’s love for ‘70s and ‘80s music, was sitting in a truck with his dad, ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 6:53 am
  • West Chicago High School named e-Learning Day pilot school

    WEST CHICAGO – West Chicago Community High School in District 94 has been selected by the Illinois State Board of Education as one of three school dis ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Downers Grove District 99 board discusses priorities in facilities plan

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Community High School District 99 Board of Education participated Jan. 11 in an exercise to prioritize the projects in the distric ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 6:52 am
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