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Palatine Man to Show Off Award-Winning Contraption on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Palatine Man to Show Off Award-Winning Contraption on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

A Palatine man and his five Purdue classmates will appear tonight on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Palatine Fourth Grader, Cancer Patient Selected for Red Cross Good Samaritan Award

Palatine Fourth Grader, Cancer Patient Selected for Red Cross Good Samaritan Award

Rosie was diagnosed with cancer at age 3. She’s had 21 surgeries and 308 rounds of chemotherapy, and she has spent 47 nights in the hospital and made 26 visits to the emergency room. Durin
Have You Heard of Yik Yak, a 'Vicious' App Used by Students?

Have You Heard of Yik Yak, a 'Vicious' App Used by Students?

Yik Yak lets users send anonymous text messages to others in the vicinity. It's being used to verbally abuse students and staff in at least one area school.
Maine D207 Official Appointed To Illinois Association Of School Boards

Maine D207 Official Appointed To Illinois Association Of School Boards

It will give Maine Township High School District 207 a voice in key school matters at the state level.
Harper College Offers Comfort Dog Handling Certification

Harper College Offers Comfort Dog Handling Certification

The new Comfort Dog certification program at Palatine's Harper College begins Jan. 27 and costs $450.
UPDATED: Des Plaines School Closings for Tuesday, Jan. 7

UPDATED: Des Plaines School Closings for Tuesday, Jan. 7

Des Plaines school closings for Jan. 7.
Des Plaines School Closings, Other Area Closings

Des Plaines School Closings, Other Area Closings

Des Plaines school closings.
High School District 207 Gives Taxpayers A Break

High School District 207 Gives Taxpayers A Break

Maine Township D207 is abating $1.5 million to taxpayers. They would otherwise have to pay that money to the district. It includes Maine East, South and West.
Niles School's Security Featured as National Model on 'Today Show'

Niles School's Security Featured as National Model on 'Today Show'

The reporter takes a tour of Viola Nelson School's high-tech security system, which includes a criminal background check for all visitors.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
VIDEO: Maine East Fall Orchestra and Choral Concert

VIDEO: Maine East Fall Orchestra and Choral Concert

Video of the Maine East High School 2013 Fall Orchestra and Choral Concert.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
Parents: Are Your Kids Safe at School?

Parents: Are Your Kids Safe at School?

Are kids in the cross-hairs when it comes to potential gun violence at schools?