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Audition for the Elgin Children's Chorus

The Elgin Children’s Chorus, soon to begin its’ 27th season of providing excellent choral experiences for boys and girls, ages 7 through 16, is holding … Read more ›

McHenry County Board taps new regional superintendent of schools

The position of regional superintendent of schools has been filled after a nearly yearlong search that started with two resignations and included a candidate withdrawing … Read more ›

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Bobblehead Dad: Keeping Our Teens Safe Over Spring Break

Want a sobering statistic? One-third of all alcohol-related teen deaths and injuries will take place in the months of April, May, June. You know, those … Read more ›

Gov. Pat Quinn talks technology in schools Tuesday at Piper Elementary School in Berwyn. (Antonio Perez / February 28, 2012)

Quinn says sales tax windfall could pay for schools

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn suggested Tuesday that better-than-expected sales-tax collections could be used to plug a hole in state school funding this year. The budget … Read more ›

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is proposing changes in the funding of the state's community colleges to reward higher graduation rates. (Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune / September 17, 2011)

Simon assails community college graduation rate

Almost a million students enroll in Illinois community colleges each year, seeking a more affordable and accessible alternative to traditional four-year universities, to try to … Read more ›

Huntley library renews tutoring service, adds job service

Two programs at the Huntley Area Public Library will aid students in school and provide assistance to adults looking for a job. The library has … Read more ›

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Coast Guard Auxiliary to Hold Boater Education Classes

SAINT CHARLES – Local USCG Auxiliary Flotilla announces thirteen Boater Education Classes in and around the Kane County area for 2012 starting in early February. … Read more ›

District 158 staff are recognized with Those Who Excel awards Oct. 22. (Photo provided by Consolidated School District 158)

D158 staff recognized with state awards

The Illinois State Board of Education has recognized four staff members from Consolidated School District 158 with Those Who Excel awards. Marlowe Middle School reading … Read more ›

Chicago Tribune 2011 Illinois School Report Cards

Each year, the Illinois State Board of Education releases “report cards,” detailed analyses of the performance of public schools and school districts in Illinois, in … Read more ›

Third-grade reading: Tens of thousands of Illinois kids don’t make the mark

Tens of thousands of Illinois third-graders failed to meet a key reading benchmark that can predict students’ educational trajectory long after they leave elementary school. … Read more ›