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  • Two additional vaccinations required for students in Carroll County

    Although it's still mid-summer, the first day of school is not far off. In addition to choosing a backpack in which to carry their new pencils and notebooks, some Carroll County students also have to get additional immunizations before they can start...
  • District 99 tentative budget shows tax hike, more tech, transportation spending

    District 99 tentative budget shows tax hike, more tech, transportation spending
    The Downers Grove public high school district is planning to hike taxes and boost spending for transportation and technology in the upcoming school year, according to budget documents. The Community High School District 99 school board approved the...
  • 7th graders to try new math curriculum in District 365U

    7th graders to try new math curriculum in District 365U
    The Valley View School District 365U school board voted to implement a pilot math curriculum for 7th graders that emphasizes real-world applications. The program will cost $28,000 for student and teacher textbooks from Carnegie Learning, and will...
  • Kids count; so do parents [Editorial]

    Kids count; so do parents  [Editorial]
    The Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation is out with its 25th Kids Count data book, measuring the wellbeing of children nationwide across a variety of health, economic, educational and community measures. In some ways, kids are much better off than...
  • Summer jobs prepare the next generation [Commentary]

    Summer jobs prepare the next generation [Commentary]
    I landed my first summer job when I was 16. The qualifications were straightforward — possess strong decision-making skills, the ability to negotiate and compromise with colleagues, and the strength to maintain a calm demeanor in the face of...
  • Study: Teacher turnover costly to Virginia

    A study released last week says teacher turnover costs Virginia nearly $53 million annually. The report, done by the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington-based think tank that lobbies for at-risk schools, says the state pays an inordinate...
  • District 303 gets 37 transfer requests under new policy

    District 303 gets 37 transfer requests under new policy
    St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 has received 37 requests from families wanting to move their child to another school, under a new policy allowing elementary school choice district-wide, officials said Tuesday. The new policy, which was...
  • We're Teaching To The Test — Not Students' Futures

    We're Teaching To The Test — Not Students' Futures
    I'm worried that we're no longer teaching students how to think critically or to write well. Everything I'm hearing from teachers, students and parents suggests that, with the standardized testing epidemic sweeping through our nation's public schools,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network Hosts Multi-Media Boot Camp Week

    The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) Learning Lab will host a Multi-Media Journalist Boot Camp, Monday through Friday, Aug. 4-8. The unique program is designed for college media teachers, and will be led by award-winning instructors at CPBN'...
  • Online School for Girls puts focus on connection, collaboration

    Online School for Girls puts focus on connection, collaboration
    Much to English teacher Ed Raines' surprise, his students had never heard Puccini's soaring melodies that inspired David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly," nor the way Louis Armstrong could make a trumpet talk in Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man." In the...
  • Loyola is requiring baseline concussion testing for every student

    Loyola is requiring baseline concussion testing for every student
    Loyola High School is taking concerns about concussions very seriously. The all-boys Catholic school has taken the unprecedented step of requiring all 1,270 of its students, whether they are athletes or not, to undergo baseline concussion testing....