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Schools

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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!
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.
D200 Special Meeting to Talk Swimming Pools on Aug. 19

D200 Special Meeting to Talk Swimming Pools on Aug. 19

Three sites are being considered.
OPRF Board Approves 5-Year Strategic Plan

OPRF Board Approves 5-Year Strategic Plan

Five-year plan focuses on holistic community education, equity, supportive learning environments, transformational teaching and learning, transformational leadership and facilities and finan
D97 to Monitor Dropping Temps, Plans to Hold School As Scheduled

D97 to Monitor Dropping Temps, Plans to Hold School As Scheduled

District 97 plans to hold school as scheduled while monitoring dropping temperatures and building conditions tonight and tomorrow morning.
No Days Added to End of School Year for OPRFHS

No Days Added to End of School Year for OPRFHS

Oak Park and River Forest High School has sufficient instructional days built into calendar and will not need to add days onto the end of the year to make up for two emergency days.
River Forest D90 Adds 2 Days to School Calendar

River Forest D90 Adds 2 Days to School Calendar

To make up for cancellations, District 90 adds two days to the end of the 2013-14 school year.
D97 Classes to Resume Wednesday

D97 Classes to Resume Wednesday

The two off days will affect MAP testing, lunch menus and school calendar.
Oak Park, River Forest Schools Cancel Tuesday Classes

Oak Park, River Forest Schools Cancel Tuesday Classes

Local school districts cancel classes for the second day in a row due to dangerously low temps.
D90 Monitoring Weather to Decide on School Day Monday

D90 Monitoring Weather to Decide on School Day Monday

If school is open but parents decide to keep their child home because of the weather, the absence will be considered excused, the district says.
D97 Cancels Outdoor Activities Monday and Tuesday

D97 Cancels Outdoor Activities Monday and Tuesday

The district plans to hold classes but will monitor the weather and buildings over the weekend.
River Forest District 90 Approves Roosevelt Middle School Renovation Plan

River Forest District 90 Approves Roosevelt Middle School Renovation Plan

Major changes at the school include a plaza at the school entrance, providing walkways to the library, 20 parking spaces for staff and a vehicle turnaround area, District 90 announces.
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.
D97 Admin Building Repairs Could Cost Up to $2.8M: Report

D97 Admin Building Repairs Could Cost Up to $2.8M: Report

An overhaul of the outdated HVAC system takes a big chunk of the repair costs, according to a report prepared for District 97.