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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...
  • LA transplant brings fresh perspective to Congregation B'nai Tikvah

    LA transplant brings fresh perspective to Congregation B'nai Tikvah
    When newly ordained Rabbi Nate Crane, freshly installed as the director of lifelong learning at Congregation B'nai Tikvah in Deerfield, speaks enthusiastically about "changing the culture of our Jewish education," it sounds like something out of a...
  • District 113 rolls out Chromebooks for coming school year

    District 113 rolls out Chromebooks for coming school year
    When school begins next week at Deerfield and Highland Park high schools, every freshman and sophomore will have a Chromebook, a laptop that some educators say will boost student engagement in the classroom. After this school year, incoming freshman...
  • District 113 officials praise buildings project

    District 113 officials praise buildings project
    After an on-budget summer construction season, Township High School District 113 officials are giving themselves high marks on the $114 million buildings project approved in a 2013 referendum. The renovation and construction began last spring at...
  • Former Francis Parker teacher named new District 36 assistant principal

    Former Francis Parker teacher named new District 36 assistant principal
    A former teacher at Chicago's Francis W. Parker School has been named to a dual administrative role at Winnetka School District 36, and will now serve as assistant principal of both Carleton Washburne and The Skokie School. Officials said that Max...
  • 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...
  • Evanston prepares for presidential visit

    Evanston prepares for presidential visit
    President Barack Obama is expected to deliver a speech about the economy Thursday afternoon at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, according to city officials.  "It really shows the place that Kellogg has in...
  • Hinsdale D86 official: Names of emailers are private

    Hinsdale D86 official: Names of emailers are private
    Some Hinsdale school district officials say releasing the names of people who sent emails voicing their feelings on on-going teachers contract negotiations would be a violation of their privacy, while a community member asking for those names contends...
  • Auditor: Hinsdale D86 should keep better track of credit cards

    Auditor: Hinsdale D86 should keep better track of credit cards
    No fraud was found in a special audit of Hinsdale Township High School District 86's business operations, payroll, purchasing and other functions, but it recommends 66 improvements. Mary O'Connor, a special auditor for Sikich LLP, a firm the district...
  • Dist. 86 hires new firm to check students' residency

    Dist. 86 hires new firm to check students' residency
    Hinsdale Township High School District 86 has hired a new firm to perform residency checks of all students in the upcoming school year. The district will pay $2 per student for New Jersey-based VerifyResidence.com to provide a residency audit report...
  • Hinsdale D86 holds off on teacher pay, pension referendums

    Hinsdale D86 holds off on teacher pay, pension referendums
    Hinsdale Township High School District 86 officials say they think contract negotiations with teachers are progressing and chose not to take action on two proposed resolutions that would ask voters to weigh in on teacher salaries and pensions. Board...