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  • Report about achievement gap in District 97 is 'bittersweet'

    Report about achievement gap in District 97 is 'bittersweet'
    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...
  • School District 97 buys software to help students learn Spanish

    School District 97 buys software to help students learn Spanish
    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...
  • Banking official joins District 64 board

    Banking official joins District 64 board
    The Niles Park Ridge District 64 Board of Education has selected Robert Johnson, a senior vice president at Northern Trust in Chicago, to fill the seat left vacant by former board secretary Terry Cameron. Johnson, who told the board he prefers to be...
  • Jewish school celebrates official opening

    More than 100 people gathered on Friday for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the official opening of the new home of the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy located at 5225 Hood Road in Palm Beach Gardens. Situated for decades on the Jewish Federation...
  • District 64 decides to pay for computers

    District 64 decides to pay for computers
    All students in kindergarten through eighth grade will get iPads or Chromebooks paid for by Niles Park Ridge District 64, relieving the financial burden a computer initiative originally had placed on some families. The school board in July approved...
  • Carpenter School's new HVAC system needs fixing

    Carpenter School's new HVAC system needs fixing
    A report completed by an independent consultant has identified more than 200 problems -- 62 of them deemed critical -- within the one-year-old heating and air conditioning system at Carpenter Elementary School. The Niles-Park Ridge District 64 school...
  • District 64 discusses how best to measure student achievement

    District 64 discusses how best to measure student achievement
    The Niles Park Ridge District 64 Board of Education dug deep into the details of the measures of academic progress assessment as part of a recent discussion aimed at figuring out how to measure student achievement in math and reading. Joining the...
  • Niles trustees give OK for gun shop to be near schools

    Niles trustees give OK for gun shop to be near schools
    A proposed gun shop/shooting range that has generated controversy because of its location near several schools will be coming to Niles. The Niles Village Board of Trustees voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a special use permit to allow firearms sales,...
  • District 113 picks search firm to find new superintendent

    District 113 picks search firm to find new superintendent
    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...
  • District 109 tackles food allergy emergencies

    District 109 tackles food allergy emergencies
    In response to an increase in serious food allergies among students, Deerfield Public Schools District 109 is strengthening procedures to prevent and respond to allergic reactions, officials said recently. Over the summer, a school committee...
  • D112 architects study school consolidation

     D112 architects study school consolidation
    Architects hired by North Shore School District 112 to study going from 12 schools to eight or six say they're making progress on what they've found to be an exceedingly complex task. For those wondering which schools could be closed – the part...