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  • Plainfield Academy reopens after mold problem

    Plainfield Academy reopens after mold problem
    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...
  • Students perform mitzvot abroad

    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...
  • For math scholar John Urschel of Ravens, playing football adds up

    For math scholar John Urschel of Ravens, playing football adds up
    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...
  • Don't be so quick to judge schools

    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...
  • Chan Lowe: Overtesting kids

    Chan Lowe: Overtesting kids
    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...
  • Data can't divine a college's worth: Front Burner

    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...
  • Schools slap bright-yellow T-shirts on dress-code violators

    Schools slap bright-yellow T-shirts on dress-code violators
    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...
  • Chain of Lakes Middle also required students to wear yellow dress code shirts

    Chain of Lakes Middle also required students to wear yellow dress code shirts
    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...
  • Energy conservation efforts in District 99 save millions

    Energy conservation efforts in District 99 save millions
    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...
  • District 58 weighs options to combine administrative offices

    District 58 weighs options to combine administrative offices
    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...
  • Downers Grove parents protest large class sizes

     Downers Grove parents protest large class sizes
    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...