| Sep 24, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Oak Park Elementary School District 97 experiences an achievement gap that exists across the state and the nation, but unlike most districts, the gap isn't growing, according to a new report.
"That's a bittersweet finding," said John Gatta, president of...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:13 AM
Oak Park Elementary School District 97 students in third through fifth grades soon will begin using Rosetta Stone software as another tool to learn Spanish at home and in the classroom.
At a meeting on Tuesday, school board members voted unanimously...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:57 AM
Some Hinsdale school district officials say releasing the names of people who sent emails voicing their feelings on on-going teachers contract negotiations would be a violation of their privacy, while a community member asking for those names contends...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:27 AM
No fraud was found in a special audit of Hinsdale Township High School District 86's business operations, payroll, purchasing and other functions, but it recommends 66 improvements.
Mary O'Connor, a special auditor for Sikich LLP, a firm the district...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Calls for details of a contingency plan in case of a teachers' strike in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 yielded no results for community members Monday.
But school board President Richard Skoda said the specifics would be sent in a letter...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Hinsdale Township High School District 86 has hired a new firm to perform residency checks of all students in the upcoming school year.
The district will pay $2 per student for New Jersey-based VerifyResidence.com to provide a residency audit report...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Teachers in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 have moved closer to calling a strike by initiating the public posting process late Tuesday.
District officials said school will continue even if teachers walk off the job because they have developed...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Most construction projects at both Lyons Township High School campuses were completed during the summer months, but some work remains and will take several months to finish up.
At a school board meeting on Aug. 18, Superintendent Timothy Kilrea gave...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Finally, federal regulators are getting tough on for-profit colleges. The reason is simple: Taxpayers and students have gotten gouged too often, and for too long, with too little to show in return.
This month brought word that Corinthian Colleges Inc.,...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:04 AM
A letter to parents in a small north central Illinois town has gone viral after the superintendent bemoaned the national emphasis on high-stakes testing and described the Common Core curriculum as lacking common sense.
“I think that it struck a...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Officials in La Grange Elementary School District 102 will begin assigning one substitute teacher to report to each school building in the morning, the school board decided Thursday.
At its regular meeting, the board voted 6-0 to approve the new policy,...