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D'skidoc April 23, 2014 at 05:51 pm
All five Chicago schools are magnets with selective enrollment. Stevenson has some advantageRead More because of sheer size and # of AP tests the students there take. I still think that Df and HP are more desirable because of their slightly smaller size.
Herc April 23, 2014 at 06:31 pm
Plainfield central is unranked. Scores are about the same as Joliet West.
David Greenberg April 23, 2014 at 06:42 pm
So the questions are: "What does #1 do that's better than HPHS? How can HPHS improve? What'sRead More holding us back?" Compare and contrast.
Orange County Sheriff's deputies conduct a bomb sweep at San Clemente High School earlier this month. | Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
David Greenberg March 28, 2014 at 11:46 am
"Virtual walls"? Geezus... GPS spoofing is but one way around the geofence. The otherRead More is simply walking up to someone and saying "HEY *(&*(^^#&*(Y($*() !!!!!" Or use a different app created with a bogus email account... *sigh*. Sticks and stones people... sticks and stones... Walk it off and move on...
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm
thats for sure, this country is turning into a bunch of pansies!!
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm
my kid tells me that his buddy who lives over in Europe has a math book that shows a drawing of anRead More obese American eating a Cheeseburger with Plumbers Ass , as if we are a bunch of slobs over here!!! Is that nice or what???
Vernon Area Library January 5, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Vernon Area Public Library will be closed as well.
Vernon Area Library January 5, 2014 at 03:07 pm
Indian Trails Library just announced they will be closed, too.
Dane Bragg January 5, 2014 at 08:21 pm
Due to the major winter storm hitting the area, Waste Management will delay Monday residential pickRead More up across the area for one day. Waste Management crews will operate this week on a holiday schedule. All Monday routes will be collected Tuesday. All Tuesday routes will be collected Wednesday and so on. As driving is not recommended, this move will allow plows to safely remove the snow and keep the roads clear for emergency vehicles.
Mary Layco (photo courtesy of Stevenson High School)
Justin Wolf December 27, 2013 at 12:48 am
Mrs. Layco....Thank you so much for all the help, I would not have known Reimann's sum in CalculusRead More without your Karate Chops. I am so saddened to hear this....she was a great teacher and taught math very well, while making it fun....I will miss you and I am eternally grateful for the gift of knowledge, something invaluable and priceless in the eyes of one's students. Rest in peace, Mrs. Layco. ;-;
Pete Speer November 4, 2013 at 09:19 am
The true measure of K-12 success in each of the Districts is NOT in the standardized test scores.Read More These are parochial in naure. The ISBE has admittedly dumbed down the tests and normed up the results. Even the ACT people are looking at changing their test procedure. There are two ways to look at the performance of Illinois students. The first is internally. Students matriculate and based on college entrance testing in the basics are are assigned to take remedial classes or to enter the mainstream. It should be rather easy to track the percentage of entering students from each District and determine what percent equire remediation. Parents should be very concerned with this measure. The net result of remedial classes upon entry are a greater number of terms to graduation, and thus a greater financial burden on the families -- who have had every reason to expect a degree after a four year curriculum. There is a larger standard to be achieved. Schools are aware of, and parents should be as well, of the relative performance on standardized tests by U.S. students as opposed to those high school students in Europe, Canada and the Asian Tigers. Unfortunately these results have not been good. At one point in the last ten years, measured in percentiles, our children in Advanced Placement High School Courses in Physics and Mathematics were ranked at the bottom of the group. We seem not to encourage our students to major in the Sciences. Yet the country needs more graduates if it is to compete in a 21st century world economy.
ger November 6, 2013 at 01:17 pm
When I click on District 96 I get District 102 results?
Cristel Mohrman (Editor) November 6, 2013 at 02:53 pm
Thanks for catching that, ger! The District 96 link is now working!