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District 214 teachers join larger union

District 214 Education President, Jim Arey

Post By: Daily Herald

For more than three decades, the District 214 Education Association has operated as an independent teachers union -- one of only a few in the state -- but 88 percent of members voted to join Northwest Suburban Teachers Union, Local 1211 of the Illinois Federation of Teachers and its national umbrella organization, the American Federation of Teachers.

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More students getting college degrees in high school

Post By: USA Today

Earning an associate degree in high school is currently being done in other states and is now being pushed at the College of Lake County. Will it be coming our way?

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District 211 and District 214 Join Forces

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DeVos Tells Fox News: 'There Isn't Really Any Common Core Any More'

Post By: Education Week

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos seems to be indicating that, as far as she's concerned, the Common Core State Standards aren't really a big point of discussion in education any longer. But how did she express that idea, and does it hold up to scrutiny?

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Trump Issues Executive Order Calling for Local Control of K-12

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Trump sets sights on education with new executive order

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(UPI) — President Donald Trump signed another executive order Wednesday, the latest of several since January — this time to determine whether the federal government is too involved in the American educational system.

The president signed the order at the U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday afternoon, flanked by department chief Betsy DeVos and Vice President Mike Pence.

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Department of Education Denies Funding for Upward Bound Due to Application’s Format

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Student Rights in 2017

A 4-Part Discussion Series Funded in Part by the Illinois Humanities Council.


The concerns and problems of the world do not end at the schoolhouse gate - and neither do students' rights. CAC invites you to join them in conversations about how students, administrators, parents, and communities balance the often competing interests of student rights and school order.

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Persida Bujdei: SAT Research Articles

Persida Bujdei, a math teacher from Elk Grove High School, shared her research on the presence of racial bias in the SAT assessment. Her findings are attached in pdf format below.

Analyzing the Presence of Racial Bias in the SAT


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Elk Grove Village Signs Agreement To Access EGHS Cameras


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