| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Downers Grove high school students logged some of their lowest scores in years in the most recent round of state testing, according to recently released data.
State report cards posted on the district's website shows that both schools improved reading...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Visit an elementary school at 10 a.m. in the middle of the week for a third-grade dance festival and you'll be lucky to find viewing space on the playground as you stand among parents with cellphones and iPads deployed in order to record the event.
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:26 PM
How do you feel about your buying power over these past few years since the recession supposedly ended? Barely treading water?
You're not alone. Median household income for the nation was flat when adjusted for inflation, at $51,017 last year compared...
| Sep 16, 2013
A petition with 100 signatures from parents urges Valley View School District 365U board officials not to switch to a new standards-based report card for fourth and fifth graders.
At Monday's school board meeting, Romeoville resident and parent...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Report cards for Valley View Community Unit School District 365U students in grades K-3 will look a little different this school year.
District officials will explain the new standards-based report cards at a school board meeting in September, but...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 2:43 PM
When Washington County Public Schools elementary students and parents see the first report card of the school year, it will look significantly different.
Among the most obvious differences: Students will be graded on many more learning objectives, or...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 3:41 PM
More than 22,300 Washington County Public Schools system students return to the classroom Wednesday, but their teachers have been busy for days setting up their classrooms ahead of time.
Spanish teacher Lauren Ebersole said she was excited to have her...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Destiny Miller went online this summer to check one last set of grades from her senior year at Woodlawn High School — scores on three Advanced Placement exams.
The 18-year-old sat alone on her bed waiting for the scores to appear on her...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
School had always been his safe harbor.
Growing up in one of South Los Angeles' bleakest, most violent neighborhoods, he learned about the world by watching "Jeopardy" and willed himself to become a straight-A student.
His teachers and his...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:22 PM
What if they held an election and nobody voted? That's pretty close to what happened in last month's Aberdeen school board election. Voter turnout was less than 5 percent, and I suspect that those who did vote did so more out of a sense of civic...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members:
The Washington County Board of Education and the faculty and staff of Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) are committed to providing outstanding educational experiences and results. We are honored to...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:09 PM
This was not the first time the world has waited in giddy anticipation for the birth of a prince or princess. I know because I've had one of each.
He will never be King of England, but when Joseph was born, he might as well have landed on a velvet...