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2021 Illinois School Report Card

11 hours ago · The Illinois Report Card typically also assigns one of four summative designations to each schools — Exemplary School, Commendable School, Targeted School and Comprehensive School — but the

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Illinois school report cards 2021: Search for elementary

(4 days ago) 13 hours ago · Illinois school report cards 2021: Search for elementary and middle school results. The Illinois Assessment of Readiness, or IAR, is the state’s federally mandated measurement of students

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CPS debuts COVID test-to-stay program

(3 days ago) A pilot program that would allow unvaccinated Chicago Public Schools students to test their way out of COVID-19 quarantine if they come in close contact with an infected person is slated to start

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CPS cites progress in cleaning up ‘filthy’ schools

(1 days ago) Chicago Public Schools cites progress in addressing ‘filthy buildings,’ vows more deep cleaning over Thanksgiving break. A custodian mops a hallway at Vaughn Occupational High School, 4355 N

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Parents file a lawsuit against the Lake Central School

(4 days ago) Statewide, more COVID-19 cases have been reported by schools during this academic year compared to the previous academic year, Pollak said. The reason for that, Pollak said, is a combination of

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Sheriff: Dad of 15-year-old Michigan school shooting

(Just Now) 2 days ago · The district said in a statement that all of its schools would be closed for the rest of the week. Isabel Flores, a 15-year-old ninth grader, …

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CPS School Building Closings -- Chicago Tribune

(5 days ago) Note: Only 53 schools shown; the Board also voted to close the high school that shares space at Madison elementary and middle schools. CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett withdrew her recommendations to close Ericson, Garvey, Mahalia Jackson and Manierre schools prior to the meeting. At her request, the board voted not to close those schools.

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Editorial: Book banning at school libraries blinkers

(9 days ago) Community High School District 99 is far from alone. School districts elsewhere in the U.S. have faced a backlash to Kobabe’s book. Several of them have caved. Fairfax County Schools in Virginia

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FBI tracks threats made to personnel at schools

(9 days ago) The FBI has begun to track threats against school administrators, teachers and board members to assess the extent of the problem, part of the Justice Department’s effort to grapple with the

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Illinois report card's district-level data shows steep

(8 days ago) A spokesperson for Chicago Public Schools did not specifically address student test scores, but said the state’s largest school district, “continually strives to provide all …

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Local school districts have different mask policies, but

(5 days ago) 1 day ago · Schools are starting to see an uptick in COVID cases as more activities shift inside due to cold weather and the holidays, but masking policies still vary across Northwest Indiana.

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Schools boost pay, add bonuses to lure substitute teachers

(1 days ago) 7 hours ago · When schools re-opened this year after months of remote learning, many districts nationwide struggled to find substitute teachers, as well as …

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Waukegan schools may allow students to take mental health

(3 days ago) The District 60 Board of Education discussed modifying attendance and excuses policies to allow student mental health or social emotional days as …

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3 Oak Lawn students face charges in threats to schools

(8 days ago) Oak Lawn police said that students at Oak Lawn Community High School and Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School in that suburb have been charged in connection with threats of violence directed at the schools

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At Downers Grove high schools, some parents oppose LGBTQ

(9 days ago) The book has drawn criticism at schools across the country, and opponents at a board meeting characterized images of oral sex and a sex toy as "pornographic."

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Private schools in Lake County take varying approaches to

(9 days ago) As public schools throughout Lake County push to get children ages 5 through 11 vaccinated against COVID-19, area private schools have the authority require it. Policies enacted by Lake County

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With COVID cases rising and holidays near, a race to get

(4 days ago) CPS has expanded the availability of vaccines in schools and is operating clinics in 14 buildings. Dr. Allison Arwady said there are more than 200 …

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School districts file mass tort litigation against e

(2 days ago) The nationwide lawsuit includes a dozen Indiana school districts, along with Chicago Public Schools and other Illinois suburban districts, filed against e-cigarette maker JUUL, based on the same

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15-year old charged in Michigan school shooting

(5 days ago) 1 day ago · A 15-year-old boy was charged Wednesday with murder, terrorism and other counts for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured others at …

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Illinois schools plan COVID-19 clinics for kids ages 5-11

(4 days ago) The district previously held a mass vaccination clinic at one of its high schools for the H1N1 virus, and it held a COVID-19 clinic at its central office building earlier this …

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Parents of Michigan teen accused of killing students were

(5 days ago) 11 hours ago · Oxford High, which is located roughly 30 miles north of Detroit, was closed for the rest of the week along with the district’s other schools.

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Naperville schools make U.S. News and World Report’s lists

(4 days ago) U.S. News and World Report ranked the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School in Aurora as the seventh-best middle school in Illinois and Naperville School District 203′s Meadow Glens Elementary

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Is Chicago's vaccine school holiday a help or headache

(4 days ago) Advertisement. In addition to closing schools Nov. 12, Chicago city employees will be let off work two hours early that day to get a vaccine shot or …

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Valparaiso Community Schools passes new contract for

(1 days ago) Valparaiso Community Schools Board of Trustees unanimously passed a new contract for teachers which includes a higher salary range with starting teacher annual pay boosted from $43,000 to $47,000

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Illinois schools look to bridge widening achievement gap

(6 days ago) “Chicago Public Schools is committed to investing in our students as we deal with the constantly evolving issues that have arisen as a …

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High schools in Oak Lawn, Palos Hills react to ‘unfounded

(2 days ago) The threats have been directed at Richards High School in Oak Lawn and Stagg High School in Palos Hills, among others, according to spokespersons for …

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Column: Aurora-area Christian schools seeing surge in

(2 days ago) In the 2019-20 school year, 3.5 million of the 54 million American schoolchildren attended religious schools, including 600,000 in “conservative Christian” …

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Schools in Mundelein, Lake Forest and Highland Park earn

(Just Now) Schools in Lake Forest, Mundelein and Highland Park were recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for their academic performance in 2021.

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Schools take lead role in promoting vaccines for

(1 days ago) Chicago Public Schools, the country’s third-largest district, canceled school Nov. 12 to give parents an opportunity to get their children vaccinated by …

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Flush with federal COVID relief, schools steer funding to

(6 days ago) The money is part of a $123 billion infusion intended to help schools reopen and recover from the pandemic. But with few limits on how the funding can be spent, The Associated Press found that

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Letters: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ affirms the need to face

(4 days ago) Violence in schools For decades, our schools have done their best to cover up violence because parents have no desire to send their kids to schools with violence, which is nearly all schools.

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Elmwood Park Schools provide COVID-19 vaccines to kids

(1 days ago) Many Elmwood Park-area children got their first doses of the Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine last week during two clinics held by Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401. The clinics

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CPS leader cites progress in expanding COVID-19 testing in

(1 days ago) New Chicago Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinez once again asked for patience as the district expands its weekly COVID-19 testing program at 500-plus schools, but said he “feels good about the

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CPS enrollment continues to plummet

(8 days ago) Chicago Public Schools enrollment has dropped again, this time to 330,411 students, about 10,000 fewer kids than last year, according …

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CPS will try test-to-stay to reduce student quarantines

(Just Now) Chicago Public Schools will launch a pilot this month allowing unvaccinated students to avoid quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 after an exposure, CEO Pedro Martinez announced Tuesday

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More Chicago schools vote to remove police

(4 days ago) Jones was one of 55 schools that opted to stay in the SRO program last summer. It was a narrow vote, and Creswell said the Local School Council has experienced significant turnover since then.

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Column: Schools face unprecedented challenges, Rich

(9 days ago) Schools everywhere face similar challenges, but we have not heard public outcries in Bloom, Thornton or other townships that serve populations with demographics similar to those in Rich Township.

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Illinois eases up on private schools violating COVID mask

(7 days ago) Instead of being considered "nonrecognized," private schools will 60 days to submit a corrective plan, similar to what private schools are required to do.

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COVID-19 and Illinois schools: New data trends

(2 days ago) A separate Chicago website lists schools with “actionable cases,” which it said are people who visited a Chicago Public Schools building while deemed contagious. Also listed is the number of

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Waukegan school board looking for solutions to students

(3 days ago) In the district’s 15 elementary schools, there were 21 referrals for disrespect, 94 for fighting, 50 for disruption, 35 for insubordination and one for …

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Nearly 600 students vaccinated for COVID in first round of

(8 days ago) Schools knowing which students are vaccinated makes it easier to know who needs to be quarantined when there’s been an exposure incident, officials said. Mike Danahey is a freelance reporter for

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Renovation of District 207 high schools could wrap up with

(9 days ago) Maine Township High School District 207 expects to complete multi-million-dollar renovations and additions across its three high schools with some money left over.

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CPS won’t bar unvaccinated employees from working for now

(2 days ago) Testing did not occur at five schools last week, even though CPS set a goal of having testing available in all of its 500-plus district-run schools starting Sept. 1. Martinez said CPS hopes to

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Guest column: Valpo Mayor does a disservice to schools by

(Just Now) Rather than voice support for the Valparaiso Community Schools board and superintendent for following the medical community’s advice during a pandemic, Valpo Mayor Matt Murphy said he didn’t

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Southland’s musical talent shines as area schools take top

(Just Now) The team, featuring student-musicians from the school’s East, Central and West campuses, won the Illinois State Marching Band Championships Oct. 23 in Normal with a score of 90.850, a fraction

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U-46 proposal: move 6th grade classes to middle schools

(5 days ago) Sanders said the top priorities have been identified as moving 6th-grade classes into the middle schools and bringing pre-K programming into grade schools, something that will take at about two

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Indian Prairie parents tell school board they don’t want

(7 days ago) Clow Elementary School parents wearing green T-shirts reading, “Keep Clow Open,” were among dozens of people who filled the Indian Prairie District 204 School Board meeting Monday night to

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