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peter April 14, 2014 at 09:10 am
I had no idea there was a problem with d15 busses going missing.
Rumpelstiltskin April 14, 2014 at 11:03 am
oh their not missing Peter, their at the jewel and ofter stores go shopping using school buses,Read More better then having a company car, they sit at the dead end of my street adding time to their time card, ya i think GPS on the buses is great as long as that fuel and drivers pay is coming out of my little wallet,
PalatineResident April 14, 2014 at 07:18 pm
What an ABSOLUTE waste of money. $208,656 that could have been spent in the classroom, theRead More playground, heck even professional development!
Orange County Sheriff's deputies conduct a bomb sweep at San Clemente High School earlier this month. | Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
David Greenberg March 28, 2014 at 11:46 am
"Virtual walls"? Geezus... GPS spoofing is but one way around the geofence. The otherRead More is simply walking up to someone and saying "HEY *(&*(^^#&*(Y($*() !!!!!" Or use a different app created with a bogus email account... *sigh*. Sticks and stones people... sticks and stones... Walk it off and move on...
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm
thats for sure, this country is turning into a bunch of pansies!!
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm
my kid tells me that his buddy who lives over in Europe has a math book that shows a drawing of anRead More obese American eating a Cheeseburger with Plumbers Ass , as if we are a bunch of slobs over here!!! Is that nice or what???
Tom Lunde January 26, 2014 at 05:15 pm
This is BS. My office is open tomorrow. This isn't fair
Angela Sykora (Editor) January 26, 2014 at 06:03 pm
From Palatine Park District: All PPD facilities will be open on Monday. There will be no preschool.Read More Stables lessons will be moved indoors. Programs and practices scheduled to take place at schools will be canceled. Visit www.palatineparks.org for further updates.
peter January 27, 2014 at 08:42 am
Kurt Tenopir will take over as principal of Fremd High School on July 1. Credit: District 211
John Parker January 26, 2014 at 04:43 pm
agree. "School costs are taxing seniors out of homes" D-211 (Schaumburg, Paatine,Read More Hoffan Estate) is leading the pack! Write "Bill Robertson" <brobertson@d211.org> (D-1 School Board President) and let him know how you feel..
No school Tuesday, Jan. 7 for District 211 and District 15. Credit: Patch file
Tom Lunde January 7, 2014 at 11:57 am
How come Emmett's was closed and my office is open? Is Emmett's closed today too?
Paul Shafer January 7, 2014 at 01:36 pm
Emmett's is open today.
Tom Lunde January 7, 2014 at 02:30 pm
File photo
Angela Sykora (Editor) January 5, 2014 at 03:37 pm
Palatine Township Senior Center will also be closed Monday, Jan. 6.
Angela Sykora (Editor) January 5, 2014 at 03:52 pm
Also closed: A Plus Day School; Kirk School (NSSEO); New Connections Academy; Quest Academy; St.Read More Theresa School; St. Thomas of Villanova School.
Danielle Bentall January 5, 2014 at 10:17 pm
Thank you so much for posting this I've been trying to figure out is connections was closed
Should schools close because of below-zero temperatures? Credit: File photo
Palatine Resident January 5, 2014 at 01:57 am
I would like to see the Administrators stand outside waiting for the busses or walk to school.Read More Emergency Rm. Doctors say to not have exposed skin for more than 3-4 minutes - tell that to the kids walking or waiting. We haven't seen these severe weather temps since the early 80s. Use common sense - keep the kids home for their safety and well-being. Notify the parents early Sunday if plans need to be made. THIS SHOULD BE THE SAME FOR DISTRICT 15, TOO.
Carol Phillips Cochran January 5, 2014 at 11:43 am
District 15 has cancelled school on Monday.
Angela Sykora (Editor) January 5, 2014 at 06:04 pm
All Chicago Public Schools will now be closed Monday as well.
AP Photo/Steve Ruark
Amy Anderson December 11, 2013 at 10:22 am
And after seeing all the information, whether you like common core or not, the most important thingRead More is displaying a positive attitude in front of your child. Common core will likely fade away in a few years like many educational trends, but if your child picks up on your negativity towards school, that will likely stay for the rest of their lives.
"There are 90 million reasons to not raise taxes," read a sign made by a resident at Thursday's D211 board meeting. Credit: Angela Sykora
John Parker November 16, 2013 at 06:06 pm
Thanks Mark for pointing out B. Robertson's inconstancies.
John Parker November 16, 2013 at 06:11 pm
Robertson explained that the surplus fund balance is largely the result of $17 million in budgetRead More reductions over the past four years and $68 million in savings from the district's restructured health plan. He said the surplus is necessary to fund significant upcoming capital improvement' 'Does he mean resurfacing the parking lot at the administration building on Roselle Road? Hummm, I always thought it looked ok. I guess this is something that happens when you have too much tax payer money.
John Parker January 26, 2014 at 06:33 pm
Chicago Food Guy November 14, 2013 at 09:39 am
When will the craziness end?
Ed Sutarik November 14, 2013 at 04:37 pm
Better question - When will school boards operate under the umbrella of financial responsibility andRead More not treat tax payers as a bottomless financial pit. What a shock that those teacher backed Board members (Babcock, Bokor, Seiffert, Ekeberg, Chapman) voted to increase our taxes!!! Oh, wait - Chapman is not an official Board member.
John Parker November 22, 2013 at 05:11 pm
THANK YOU!! "This is our means for operating the school system," said Thompson, who alsoRead More suggested the district could review the potential for tax abatement should there be enough reserve in fund balances, but it wouldn't happen this fiscal year. ======================================= Board member Scott Herr, who indicated he was not in favor of a levy increase, said he felt it wasn't unrealistic to look into tax abatement this year. ======================================= THANK YOU!! John Parker italianrealtor@juno.com
Neal November 14, 2013 at 02:02 pm
Why would they make Friday's start time 10 minutes later than m-t start time? This is justRead More ridiculous. Seriously explain to me why 10 minutes later on friday was even discussed?
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Fred Bortz November 10, 2013 at 09:36 pm
The article is just okay. It is a checklist of pros and cons that leaves out the politicalRead More motivation of the opposition. There are two particular concerns you need to be aware of. 1. People confuse the Common Core with the abuse of standardized testing. It has nothing to do with testing policies. it is a guide to curriculum designed to promote critical thinking. The science standards include teaching about climate, not just weather, and understanding climate change. 2. Much of the opposition to the common core comes from the religious right, which has been demanding inclusion of Intelligent Design as science. (http://www.scienceshelf.com/OnlyaTheory.htm) In short, beware of jumping on the anti-Common-Core bandwagon.
Alan Wood November 11, 2013 at 10:13 am
Fred - Be careful. This debate has very little to do with religion, and very much to do with theRead More quality of education. Google search for commentary from individuals like James Milgram, professor emeritus of mathematics at Stanford University, and Sandra Stotsky, professor emerita of education at the University of Arkansas who have studied Common Core, and who judge it to be a step backwards. Common Core-educated children will not be prepared to do authentic college work. Even supporters of Common Core admit that it is geared to prepare children only for community-college-level studies. Brushing this off to a "religious right" issue is a shallow accusation.
Fred Bortz November 20, 2013 at 10:43 pm
Alan, the religious right was reason #2, and it applies to the science standards only. #1 is moreRead More important, and is part of an over-arching concern about the implementation of the Common Core, which has tended to be top-down, imposed by heavy-handed and sometimes politically motivated administrators. If teachers were involved in its implementation, standardized tests would be used properly (not as a way to evaluate schools and teachers), and the philosophy behind the Common Core would be achievable. Some people, like Diane Ravitch, argue that the implementation is inseparable from the standards. Although I admired her book The Death and Life of the Great American School System (http://www.scienceshelf.com/GreatAmericanSchoolSystem.htm), I think she is going too far in calling to toss out the standards. I'm think we need to implement those standards differently. If you look at her critique it is all about implementation, not the Common Core itself.
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