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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 ›

Welding students at Elgin Community College are included in a new program that offers a one-year certificat,e as well as ESL and GED support. (Photo provided by Elgin Community College)

ECC program offers faster option for some

Noe Velazquez wants a better life for himself and his fiance, but he can’t afford to waste any time. That’s why a new program at … 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 ›

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Two $1,000 Scholarships offered by Friends of Volo Bog

The Friends of Volo Bog is offering an Entering College scholarship and a Continuing College scholarship, for $1,000 each, to outstanding students interested in pursuing … 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 ›

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Metra Announces New 2011-2012 Safety Contest, iPad Grand Prize

Metra is proud to unveil its 2011-2012 safety campaign, "Lead the Way: Look, Listen and Live." For the sixth year, Metra invites students in grades … Read more ›

High school test scores slip to record low

About half of Illinois public high school students flunked state exams in reading, math and science this year, the worst performance in the history of … Read more ›