Friday, February 1, 2013
Parents, students and teachers are being asked to take an online survey that will help highlight their particular school's strengths and weaknesses.
Parents, teachers and students are invited to take a statewide survey aimed at identifying strengths and weaknesses at local schools. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey, run by the State Board of Education (ISBE), opened Feb. 1 and can be taken online through March 31. It focuses on five essential components for school success: effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environment and ambitious instruction. The survey will also be administered to students in the sixth through 12th grades. Survey results will help Illinois “lead the nation in providing a unique opportunity to deliver more comprehensive and reliable information on how to improve schools that test scores alone simply cannot capture,” according to …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Eight Buffalo Grove schools were given the honor for sustaining high academic performance for three consecutive years.
Tuesday, January 29
Buffalo Grove schools have been given high honors by the Illinois State Board of Education this week. Eight schools have been named to the Academic Honor Roll and given the 2012 Academic Excellence Award. Aptakisic Junior High School, Earl Pritchett School, Henry W. Longfellow School, Ivy Hall Elementary School, Prairie Elementary School, Twin Groves Middle School Tripp School and Kildeer Countryside Elementary School are among 454 Illinois schools receiving the award. The schools honored all sustained high academic performances over the past three years. According to the Illinois State Board of Education, schools that receive the Academic Excellence Award must have at least 90 percent of elementary and middle students meeting or …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Data from the state board of education helps break it down.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The highest paid teacher at Stevenson High School earned nearly $128,000 in 2010-11, while the lowest-paid educator made $14,432. The figures come from data released by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), which collected it from many districts. The data shows the names, positions, salaries and benefits of all teachers and administrators. Search the database: How Much Do Educators Make at Your School? For school years 2010 and 2011, when a July 1 reporting deadline was in effect, school districts were directed by ISBE to include in their reports payments made through June 30, 2010. As a result, projected July and August payments to individuals paid over 12 months versus 10 should not have been included. For this reason — and …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Andrew Conneen, a government teacher at Stevenson High School, is among nine finalists for the statewide honor.
Stevenson High School government teacher Andrew Conneen was named one of nine finalists Monday for the Illinois State Board of Education's 2012-13 Illinois Teacher of the Year award. The finalists represent schools across the state and are selected from nominees through ISBE’s Those Who Excel educator recognition program. “These nine teachers are vibrant leaders who reflect Illinois’ commitment to ensuring students learn and succeed,” said Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Gery J. Chico in a statement. “Education in Illinois is constantly evolving, and these teachers keep abreast of recent reforms and are always working hard to improve their classroom practices. They represent the best of the best across the state, and this …