| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2013
As parents in the Tri-Cities begin to digest the declining scores on statewide exams, school officials say the numbers don't reflect a key marker – whether schools are adequately preparing kids for college.
According to the school report card data...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 saw scores for many students drop in the recently-released Illinois State Board of Education school report cards for 2012-2013, and like districts across the state is struggling to help parents understand.....
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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...