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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...
  • Hinsdale D86 parents want to see strike contingency plan

     Hinsdale D86 parents want to see strike contingency plan
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hinsdale D86 teachers take another step toward strike

     Hinsdale D86 teachers take another step toward strike
    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...
  • Hampton Roads schools see increase in on-time graduation rate

    Hampton Roads schools see increase in on-time graduation rate
    Local school divisions largely followed a statewide trend of more students graduating on-time from high school, according to data released by the state Wednesday. School officials praised the increase as the culmination of years of focused efforts to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • District 102 to post permanent subs at each school

    District 102 to post permanent subs at each school
    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,...