| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:05 PM
A Plainfield school is open this week after being shut down twice last week.
Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 closed Plainfield Academy twice last week after employees noticed mold in the school. District officials reopened the...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Three students who attend Scheck Hillel Community School in North Miami Beach volunteered abroad this summer in areas that have high poverty and lack resources.
Twelfth-grade student and Miami resident Nicole Scheck worked with Global Leadership...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Every time John Urschel has found himself at a crossroads, his mother has nudged him toward a life of academia. Every time, football's pull proved stronger.
During his college recruitment, she urged him to forsake high-level college football for an...
| Sep 12, 2014
Regarding Daniel Vasquez's Sept. 8 Short Take, "Shaming student makes no sense":
Don't be so harsh on the schools since it is not at all easy to be a teacher or administrator.
Come on. When you say, "this poor girl will be a source of ridicule," no...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:34 PM
I don’t have kids, so I’m on unstable turf here — but I live near an elementary school and see them meandering down the sidewalk with their backpacks, doing what kids do. They kick pebbles, study a bug they’ve never seen, sniff the...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:00 PM
For many years, rankings have been a go-to source for families immersed in the college-selection process. After all, they offer a quick and easy glance, a way to compare data on hundreds of colleges in a single pass. They offer a way to bypass using...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Anyone walking the halls of Lee Middle School or Edgewater High School on the first day of school Monday would have had no trouble picking out the students who violated dress code. They were wearing bright-yellow T-shirts.
The nontraditional approach...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Chain of Lakes Middle School in Orange County used yellow dress code T-shirts last year for repeat offenders, school officials confirmed Friday.
The principal last year, Karen Furno, used yellow T-shirts with green letters that said "I support Chain...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Conservation efforts at Downers Grove Community High School District 99 facilities have saved millions of dollars over the years, according to a report presented to school board members.
The district has saved more than $5.4 million in energy costs...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:05 PM
After investing several years and millions of dollars to upgrade school buildings, Downers Grove elementary school officials are turning their attention to their administrative buildings.
Grade School District 58 leaders recently reviewed preliminary...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Parents from Hillcrest Elementary School have complained that their children were placed in classrooms with too many students this year.
Several parents told Grade School District 58 board members this week that they think Hillcrest's two first-grade...