| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:08 AM
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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Tense teacher contract negotiations are continuing in Hinsdale High School District 86 as accusations from both sides fly and the school board reviews a new salary proposal.
Board President Richard Skoda said Monday that teachers had delivered a...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:09 AM
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 10:40 AM
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...
| 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 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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:20 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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 15, 2014
| 8:06 AM
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...
| 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,...