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Do You Have Students Seeking Community Service and Internship Opportunities?

Two great opportunities for students are offered through Citizen Advocacy Center:

CAC is Seeking Volunteers
CAC relies heavily on volunteers to help them accomplish their mission. They are currently looking for volunteers to assist with research projects, graphic design, event planning and coordination, public speaking, administrative tasks, and more.

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Excellence in Civics Education is the Linchpin of Our Success or Failure in the World Being Created Right Now

Dreyfuss Testimonial:

Richard Dreyfus talks about what the loss of schools and teachers who bring knowledge of our history to our future voting citizens means for our nation. Illinois now requires Civics Education as a graduation requirement, but have we done enough to implement it? Currently, D214 educators teach this subject as a single unit within a US History course.

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Redefining Ready

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Khan Academy, Google apps, Moodle - Data Mining

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Is DeVos Sending Mixed Messages on Advanced Courses and Accountability?

Post By: Education Week

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos seems to be sending some confusing signals when it comes to whether states will be allowed to use Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate tests, the SAT, dual-enrollment courses, or career certifications to figure out if students are ready for college and the workforce, some experts say.

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Intent to Appoint Dr. A. Wayne Johnson as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid

Post By: The Hill

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's pick to lead the department's $1.3 trillion student loan system is the CEO of a private student loan company.

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BACKPACK FULL OF CASH: a new film, narrated by Matt Damon

A new documentary exploring the growing privatization of public schools, and the impact on America's most vulnerable children.


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Can education be run like a business? PBS’s series “School Inc.” makes the case, but not everyone thinks it makes the grade. Education historian Diane Ravitch tells us why.

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Secretary DeVos’ latest move puts her indifference to civil rights on full display

Post By: Rantt

"ProPublica acquired an internal memo issued by Ms. Candice Jackson, the acting head of the Education Department’s civil rights office. In the memo, Jackson noted how the department would be scaling back efforts to combat civil rights trangressions in our schools including, but not limited to the following:

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Lead in Drinking Water - Affordable Assessments Available Through Suburban Labs

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Lead in drinking water continues to be a concerning issue among schools and residents in Illinois (read below).

Suburban Labs offers a School Assessment Package for only $30 (

The EPA action level is 15ppb; I assessed my daughter's drinking water in Lake Zurich at 63ppb. Only certain types of filters (only the most expensive, top-of-the-line filters) may filter lead out.


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