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The 16 Best Public High Schools in Illinois, as Ranked by Newsweek

The 16 Best Public High Schools in Illinois, as Ranked by Newsweek

If you don’t think 16 is good enough, don’t worry, because one Illinois high school ranked No. 3 overall in the country!
How Much are Your Childrens' Teachers Making?

How Much are Your Childrens' Teachers Making?

Are they being over- or underpaid for their services?
Kyle Long Makes Good on Promise to Help Bullied Suburban Boy, 9

Kyle Long Makes Good on Promise to Help Bullied Suburban Boy, 9

Bears Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long promised to support a local boy who has been the victim of bullying. This past weekend, he hung out with Andrew Oyston and posted photos from the day on his Tw
Batavia Middle Schoolers Under Investigation For Sending Nude Photos, Authorities Say

Batavia Middle Schoolers Under Investigation For Sending Nude Photos, Authorities Say

The Batavia Public School District is cooperating with the Batavia Police Department to investigate "inappropriate nude images" taken by middle school students and disseminated via social me
St. Charles East Named Among Most Challenging High Schools in Illinois

St. Charles East Named Among Most Challenging High Schools in Illinois

In Illinois only 65 high schools of the 682 public high schools and 146 non-public high schools in the state were named to the Washington Post’s list.
School Bans Leggings and Yoga Pants – Too Distracting For Boys

School Bans Leggings and Yoga Pants – Too Distracting For Boys

Columnist Christine Wolf wonders if leggings and yoga pants are where administrators' attention should be focused.
Batavia Public Schools Close Tuesday

Batavia Public Schools Close Tuesday

Schools in Geneva and St. Charles are closed, as well.
Extreme Cold Shuts Down Batavia Public Schools Monday

Extreme Cold Shuts Down Batavia Public Schools Monday

Wind chills are expected to get as low as 45 below zero Monday, according to the National Weather Service Chicago.
Schools Stay Open; Wind Chill Advisory In Effect to Noon, Again Thursday Night

Schools Stay Open; Wind Chill Advisory In Effect to Noon, Again Thursday Night

The National Weather Service Chicago has a Windchill Advisory in place until noon Thursday. It announced that the Windchill Advisory will be in place again, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday and c
Should Schools Be Closed Thursday?

Should Schools Be Closed Thursday?

Many answer NO in all-capital letters and a few exclamation points. Others say it's the safe thing to do.
Educators Challenge Charter School Claims Thursday

Educators Challenge Charter School Claims Thursday

Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice presents a free forum Thursday at the Batavia Public Library.
Waubonsee Introduces New Manufacturing-Oriented Degrees

Waubonsee Introduces New Manufacturing-Oriented Degrees

Waubonsee Community College will offer new degree and certificate programs designed to help students prepare for the demands of modern manufacturing.
House Bill 3754 Supporters Hope to Ax Illinois Charter Commission

House Bill 3754 Supporters Hope to Ax Illinois Charter Commission

A public discussion of charter schools will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave.
Science Demonstration Trips Fire Alarm at Geneva Middle School North

Science Demonstration Trips Fire Alarm at Geneva Middle School North

The building is evacuated, but everyone is OK.
Keppel: Former Batavia School Superintendent Sent 'Condescending' E-Mail Prior to Levy Vote

Keppel: Former Batavia School Superintendent Sent 'Condescending' E-Mail Prior to Levy Vote

A Lower the Levy advocate says former School District 101 Superintendent Jack Barshinger insulted tax protesters and the public in an email to School Board members supporting a 13 percent ta
Batavia Schools Post 'No Concealed Carry' Signs

Batavia Schools Post 'No Concealed Carry' Signs

The signs are required by the Firearm Concealed Carry Act.
UPDATE: Batavia Schools Closed Tuesday

UPDATE: Batavia Schools Closed Tuesday

For the second day in a row, Batavia public schools are closed due to extreme cold. Some sports practices will be held at the high school.
BHS Games Canceled But Some Practices Planned for Monday

BHS Games Canceled But Some Practices Planned for Monday

Some basketball, wresting and gymnastics teams will practice despite the cold on Monday.