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  • New federal rules proposed for school accountability

    WASHINGTON – Proposed federal guidelines would allow states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other measures like chronic ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:59 am
  • Riley School District 18 board approves interim superintendent hire

    MARENGO – The Riley School District 18 Board recently gave approval to hire a new interim superintendent to replace outgoing Jim Davis.
    May 26, 2016 - 1:33 am
  • 11 states sue over President Obama's school transgender directive

    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use ...
    May 25, 2016 - 2:19 pm
  • Bernotas Middle School's 5K raises $8,210 for NAMI in McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The first-ever Viking Strong 5K at Bernotas Middle School raised more than $8,000 for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in McHenr ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Cary Junior High to have 175 runners in 2nd annual 24-Hour Run

    CARY – Cary Junior High will host the second annual 24-Hour Run this week. The run will begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and will continue until 3:30 p.m. ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • McHenry County College Board taking another swing at improving science labs

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Board of Trustees on Thursday will consider yet another proposal for new and enhanced science labs and healt ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 students to give 'TED' talks

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 seventh-graders will bring their own rendition of the often inspirational TED talks as part ...
    May 25, 2016 - 3:26 pm
  • 2nd Crystal Lake South student was perfect on the ACT

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Teresa Fisher, a junior at Crystal Lake South High School, is the fourth area student and second South student this year to get a perfe ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Spring Grove Elementary 5th-graders launch cardboard airplane from 113,400 feet up

    SPRING GROVE – About 60 fifth-graders yelped and clapped in excitement Monday as a large balloon carrying precious cargo rose quickly into the air.
    May 23, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • McHenry County area last days of school

    The last days for each McHenry County school and district are scheduled as follows: Nippersink Dist ...
    May 25, 2016 - 9:02 am
  • District 300 to work with Cambridge Lakes Charter School management on non-compliance claims

    HAMPSHIRE – After an at-times emotional, yet fairly calm meeting, the Community Unit School District 300 superintendent and the president of the local ...
    May 23, 2016 - 7:52 am
  • Crystal Lake school gives specialized education to students with autism

    CRYSTAL LAKE – At Alexander Leigh Center for Autism in Crystal Lake, co-founder Kelly Weaver wants to see students with autism go as far as they possi ...
    May 22, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Controversy flares over McHenry West High School Marine graduate's attire

    McHENRY – The McHenry West graduate who could not participate in Thursday's graduation after choosing to wear her U.S. Marine Corps dress blues said s ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Study Abroad Opportunities Abound at IL Community Colleges

    Students attending community college may benefit from the convenience of attending college close to home, but that doesn’t mean they can’t practice th ...
    May 20, 2016 - 7:56 am
  • Marengo Riley School District 18 board authorizes debt certificates to add 7 classrooms

    MARENGO – The Riley Community Consolidated School District 18 board gave a nod of approval Wednesday to issuing debt certificates, which the superinte ...
    May 20, 2016 - 7:00 am
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