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  • Chicago school district announces layoffs in central office

    CHICAGO – The head of the Chicago Public Schools said the district will lay off some of its central office staff this week as it deals with its precar ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • University of Illinois freezes in-state tuition for 2nd straight year

    CHICAGO – University of Illinois trustees have frozen tuition for in-state students even as they learned the school has covered $671 million in expens ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 12:27 pm
  • Children’s Learning Center Complements Early Childhood Education at McHenry County College

    When students enroll in the Early Childhood Education program at MCC, they have the advantage of studying in a real early learning center where they n ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • McHenry County communities aim to boost Spanish-language resources

    When Harvard police officer Julio Lara comes into work, he said, there is sometimes a line of Spanish-speaking residents in the station parking lot wa ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Last run for current SAT this week; new one debuts in March

    WASHINGTON – The current version of the SAT college entrance exam has its final run this weekend, when hundreds of thousands of students nationwide wi ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • New superintendent for McHenry School District 156 to come from Skokie

    McHENRY –The next superintendent of McHenry Community High School District 156 was introduced by the school board Tuesday night.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • School District 155 board OKs teachers union contract including yearly raises averaging 3.97 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE –A new three-year contract for teachers in Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 will include an average 3.97 percent ra ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • First lady Michelle Obama, school meal directors may be headed for truce

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan Senate bill released Monday would revise healthier meal standards put into place over the last few years to give schools mor ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 2:59 pm
  • McHenry County, Illinois officials explore student discipline law's challenges

    As McHenry County school districts prepare to examine discipline policies in light of a new state law, some officials pointed to challenges that will ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • McHenry County officials talk school discipline changes under new law

    Corey Tafoya of Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 thinks some language changes could be made to the student handbook’s section on ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Woodstock native named George J. Mitchell Scholar

    A Woodstock native, impassioned by history and the way it seeps into the present, is one of 12 people throughout the country who was awarded a prestig ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 1:56 am
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