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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!
Dist. 96 Looking To Fill Two Board Vacancies

Dist. 96 Looking To Fill Two Board Vacancies

Deadline has been extended to Sept. 10. Applicants must provide vision statement on moving the Riverside school district forward.
Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic High School Students' ACT Scores Exceed Illinois, Nation

Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic High School Students' ACT Scores Exceed Illinois, Nation

Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic high school students show fourth year of growth in overall ACT test scores, all scores above state average.
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.
LaGrange College Student Awarded Hospitality Scholarship

LaGrange College Student Awarded Hospitality Scholarship

Madeline Pappas named recipient of prestigious scholarship from the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Foundation.
Western Springs Student Advances to National Spelling Bee Finals

Western Springs Student Advances to National Spelling Bee Finals

Alia Abiad advances to 87th Scripps National Spelling Bee finals on the word "misère." Championship will be broadcast live Thursday on ESPN.
Lyons Township High School Votes to Eliminate Class Ranking

Lyons Township High School Votes to Eliminate Class Ranking

District considering adopting college cum laude model to recognize honor students, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Nazareth Academy Senior Named Chick Evans Scholar

Nazareth Academy Senior Named Chick Evans Scholar

Nazareth senior Patrick Quinn awarded full-ride college scholarship, school announces.
Nazareth Student Athletes Make College Commitments

Nazareth Student Athletes Make College Commitments

Outstanding student athletes and honor roll students announce colleges where they will continue to pursue academic careers.
STUDY: LTHS Students More Stressed Than At Other Schools

STUDY: LTHS Students More Stressed Than At Other Schools

LTHS students site homework load as the leading cause of academic stress, according to the Chicago Tribune survey.
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.
LT to Remain Closed Tuesday, D101 Schools Will Open

LT to Remain Closed Tuesday, D101 Schools Will Open

Tuesday will be the fourth weather-related off day for LT students this month.
LTHS, D101 Cancel Monday Classes

LTHS, D101 Cancel Monday Classes

District 106 also canceled school Monday due to the frigid weather.
1st Day of School in D101 Could Be in September

1st Day of School in D101 Could Be in September

The 2014-15 start date depends on whether or not the board approves a facility expansion plan in February.
LT to Host Special Education Forum Jan. 14

LT to Host Special Education Forum Jan. 14

Illinois State Board of Education to review special education at LT next week, with forum planned for parents of students with disabilities Tuesday, Jan. 14.
Western Springs Area Schools to Re-Open Wednesday

Western Springs Area Schools to Re-Open Wednesday

Winter break is finally ending for LT and District 101 students.
No School Tuesday for LT, D101, D106 Students

No School Tuesday for LT, D101, D106 Students

The extreme cold means an extra day of winter break for local students.