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  • Veteran teacher retires after 47 years in classroom

    Veteran teacher retires after 47 years in classroom
    During her 47-year tenure as a first-grade teacher at Winnetka's Hubbard Woods Elementary School, Phyllis McMillan said she never met a child she didn't cherish. "When I first started out, I had no idea what a wonderful, wonderful life I'd have...
  • New Trier approved $110 million budget for 2015

    New Trier approved $110 million budget for 2015
    Officials with New Trier Township High School District 203 approved a $110 million budget for 2015 this week, an increase of roughly 2.7 percent from last year's budget. The 2015 budget was approved less than two months before voters will cast ballots...
  • Poquoson SOL pass rates top state averages, except in eighth-grade math

    Poquoson students' Standards of Learning pass rates were better than the statewide averages for the most part. However, students taking the SOL for eighth grade mathematics did not have pass rates as high as the statewide average. "Middle school math is...
  • 2 New Trier students diagnosed with whooping cough

    2 New Trier students diagnosed with whooping cough
    Officials at New Trier High School confirmed Wednesday that two students were recently diagnosed with whooping cough, but said the number of cases is typical for this time of year. As required by the Cook County Department of Public Health, parents were...
  • Gloucester SOL scores mirror state trend

    GLOUCESTER – Majority of the Standards of Learning test results for Gloucester County mirror that of the statewide trend with upward movement in math scores but drops in reading numbers. Superintendent of Schools Walter Clemons said he expects,...
  • Students with emotional problems put squeeze on school budget

    Students with emotional problems put squeeze on school budget
    The number of students needing special education due to emotional disabilities is trending up, which in turn is putting the squeeze on school budgets, said officials at New Trier High School. At the same time, the number of overall students needing...
  • Report about achievement gap in District 97 is 'bittersweet'

    Report about achievement gap in District 97 is 'bittersweet'
    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...
  • School District 97 buys software to help students learn Spanish

    School District 97 buys software to help students learn Spanish
    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...
  • Carpenter School's new HVAC system needs fixing

    Carpenter School's new HVAC system needs fixing
    A report completed by an independent consultant has identified more than 200 problems -- 62 of them deemed critical -- within the one-year-old heating and air conditioning system at Carpenter Elementary School. The Niles-Park Ridge District 64 school...
  • District 113 picks search firm to find new superintendent

    District 113 picks search firm to find new superintendent
    A search firm has been chosen to help fill four top positions in Township High School District 113, including a new superintendent to replace George Fornero, who will retire next June. At a recent meeting, school board members approved the hire of...
  • District 109 tackles food allergy emergencies

    District 109 tackles food allergy emergencies
    In response to an increase in serious food allergies among students, Deerfield Public Schools District 109 is strengthening procedures to prevent and respond to allergic reactions, officials said recently. Over the summer, a school committee...