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Open House and Picnic

Open House and Picnic

The Chicago ORT Technical Institute will host its annual Open House and Picnic on August 14th 2014 from 5-8pm.
Crackdown on Homemade Treats Considered by D65

Crackdown on Homemade Treats Considered by D65

The school district may require that food parents bring in for classes be commercially prepared — including birthday cupcakes or cut-up fruit.
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.
Many Skokie Schools Remain Closed Tuesday, Jan. 28

Many Skokie Schools Remain Closed Tuesday, Jan. 28

Weather conditions will be very cold on Tuesday morning.
Update: Skokie Schools, Programs Closing Monday, Jan. 27

Update: Skokie Schools, Programs Closing Monday, Jan. 27

Patch will update with further closings.
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.
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.
Schools Adding More School Days Due To Last Week's Weather Days

Schools Adding More School Days Due To Last Week's Weather Days

Some are adding days at the end of the year in June, and District 219 is holding school Friday, which was originally going to be a day off.
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.
Petitioners Question Surveillance Cameras Around ETHS

Petitioners Question Surveillance Cameras Around ETHS

Evanston city council members are considering applying for a grant to add security cameras along Church and Dodge.
These Skokie Schools Remain Closed Tuesday

These Skokie Schools Remain Closed Tuesday

Here's a list; temperatures are expected to start a slow thaw around noon Tuesday, but will still be brutally cold in the morning.
These Skokie Schools, Programs Closed Monday Due To Cold

These Skokie Schools, Programs Closed Monday Due To Cold

With temperatures forecast to hover between -12 F and -15 F and wind chills near -50 F, most schools are closing to keep students safe.
School Closings Include D65, Arie Crown; Others Deciding

School Closings Include D65, Arie Crown; Others Deciding

With Monday's forecast ranging from -20 F to -6 F, schools are deciding whether to close to keep kids safe.
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.
Niles West Debate Team Wins Two Titles At Tournament

Niles West Debate Team Wins Two Titles At Tournament

Out of 128 debaters, Niles West students placed first, second and fifth.
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.