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Yik Yak App Pulled from Phones Due To Bullying Concerns

Yik Yak App Pulled from Phones Due To Bullying Concerns

Yik Yak, which lets users post anonymous text messages to anyone within a certain radius, was disabled in Chicago after high schools, including New Trier and Lake Forest, warned parents to t
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.
UPDATED: List Of Schools To Remain Closed Tuesday

UPDATED: List Of Schools To Remain Closed Tuesday

At least five school districts are closed so far.
Updated: Niles And Morton Grove-Area Schools Closed Monday

Updated: Niles And Morton Grove-Area Schools Closed Monday

Several districts have reported closings so far; we will update.
D64 Taps Skokie Educator As Its New Superintendent

D64 Taps Skokie Educator As Its New Superintendent

Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 interviewed six candidates from a large pool of applicants and picked this Skokie assistant superintendent.
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.
The Winner of Pizza Wars 4 Is...Drum Roll, Please

The Winner of Pizza Wars 4 Is...Drum Roll, Please

10 pizzerias in Skokie, Morton Grove and nearby towns tried to earn diners' votes in the ruthless competition-- a benefit for the D219 Educational Foundation, which helps needy students.
Not Guilty: Former Maine West Coach Acquitted in Hazing Case

Not Guilty: Former Maine West Coach Acquitted in Hazing Case

Former Maine West coach was acquitted of misdemeanor battery and hazing charges, but will still face a civil trial, sources said.
Some Schools Adding Days To Make Up For Snow Days

Some Schools Adding Days To Make Up For Snow Days

Niles High School District 219 is adding a day this week and a day in June, for example.
Pizza Wars Returns Thursday; 4 Mayors To Compete Eating Pizza Fastest

Pizza Wars Returns Thursday; 4 Mayors To Compete Eating Pizza Fastest

Gorge on pizza without guilt Jan. 16; the money all goes to help needy Niles Dist. 219 students. And watch the mayors of Skokie, Morton Grove, Niles, Lincolnwood chow down.
Most Schools, Programs Remain Closed Tuesday Due To Cold

Most Schools, Programs Remain Closed Tuesday Due To Cold

Temperatures are expected to start a slow thaw around noon Tuesday, but will still be brutally cold in the morning.
These Schools Will Close Monday Due To Cold

These Schools Will Close Monday Due To Cold

Most schools in the Niles and Morton Grove area are closing, including high schools and colleges.
Schools Closing Monday Include St. John Brebeuf; Others Deciding

Schools Closing Monday Include St. John Brebeuf; Others Deciding

With temperatures forecast to range from -20 F to -6 F, schools are weighing what to do to keep kids safe.
D64 Narrows To 2 Superintendent Candidates; Meet Them Jan. 7, 9

D64 Narrows To 2 Superintendent Candidates; Meet Them Jan. 7, 9

You're invited to meet them when they visit Emerson and Lincoln middle schools for a full day of meeting and tours.
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.
Niles North Taps Top Skokie Cop For Security Director

Niles North Taps Top Skokie Cop For Security Director

He replaces former security director Jim DiJohn, who was charged with selling school property, including radios, on eBay.
Golf District 67 To Hold Community Forum Tuesday Evening

Golf District 67 To Hold Community Forum Tuesday Evening

All are welcome to the 'state of the district' meeting.