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15 College Hacks You Need to Know for the 2014-15 School Year

15 College Hacks You Need to Know for the 2014-15 School Year

Make this your best year ever at college with these 15 helpful college hacks. Ramen not included.
District 41 to Conduct Security Audit After Students Viewed Porn at School

District 41 to Conduct Security Audit After Students Viewed Porn at School

Incidents of students viewing porn at school came to light in April after a parent called the Forest Glen Elementary School principal, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Forest Glen Elementary Students Accessed Porn at School

Forest Glen Elementary Students Accessed Porn at School

Boys aged 9 to 11 looked at porn online on a school district computer and on an iPod on the playground.
Quinn Awards $1.9 Million to Demolish Temporary Buildings at College of DuPage

Quinn Awards $1.9 Million to Demolish Temporary Buildings at College of DuPage

“Removing these temporary buildings will clear the way for future construction projects at the college,” Governor Quinn said.
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
UPDATE: Glen Ellyn Elementary Students Disciplined for Accessing Porn at School

UPDATE: Glen Ellyn Elementary Students Disciplined for Accessing Porn at School

District 41 officials say boys ages 9 to 11 looked at porn online on a school district computer and on an iPod on the playground.
Catholic School Girl Severely Burned By Hot Coffee In Science 'Program' Gone Awry: Lawsuit

Catholic School Girl Severely Burned By Hot Coffee In Science 'Program' Gone Awry: Lawsuit

The father of the girl is suing the Diocese of Joliet and St. Joan of Arc school in Lisle.
Should H.S. Show Choir Students Be Able to Opt Out of Gym?

Should H.S. Show Choir Students Be Able to Opt Out of Gym?

Students on school athletic teams and in marching bands are currently, under state law, allowed an exemption from physical education courses, according to the Daily Herald.
District 58 Considers Fee for Busing Services

District 58 Considers Fee for Busing Services

The District 58 school board in recent months has been discussing the possibility of implementing a fee for busing students.
Mt. Assisi Students, Alum Rally on Facebook to Save the School

Mt. Assisi Students, Alum Rally on Facebook to Save the School

Current students and alumni aren't letting the school close without a fight—their fight. More than 2,000 fans overnight flocked to a Facebook page aimed at saving the school.
Mt. Assisi Academy to Close in June

Mt. Assisi Academy to Close in June

Despite increased recruitment and fundraising efforts, the all-girls Catholic high school in Lemont will cease operations this summer.
Driver of Wheaton School Bus Without Heat Treated for Hypothermia

Driver of Wheaton School Bus Without Heat Treated for Hypothermia

She said the bus’s heater was not working when she began her route Jan. 23, and Illinois Central School Bus ignored her repeated pleas for help.
UPDATED: Lisle D-202 Schools Closed Tuesday, Jan.7

UPDATED: Lisle D-202 Schools Closed Tuesday, Jan.7

Lisle District 202 schools will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Hinsdale Central Has a New Principal

Hinsdale Central Has a New Principal

The hiring of Mark Kolkman was approved by the District 86 board Monday night.
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.