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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???
Kathy Tucek January 26, 2014 at 08:59 pm
The Yorkville American Legion Post 489
Sheryl Mezger January 26, 2014 at 09:20 pm
Valley view CUSD 365U Bolingbrook/romeoville is closed.
Sarah Lozano January 26, 2014 at 10:08 pm
Joliet Junior College is also closed.
Matt January 22, 2014 at 06:46 am
What is the need or concern to gerrymander a school district?
jean January 22, 2014 at 08:55 am
The schools will be segregated by economical status. Is that really good?
Gregg January 8, 2014 at 11:16 am
The sign is great and all but that should be a no brainier that Fire Arms are not permitted onRead More school grounds.
Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Teresa Wedeen November 15, 2013 at 10:21 pm
I think this is VERY important to reinstate ! Without the continuation of use of cursive in schoolRead More , I have noticed that my Middle School kids not only can't read cursive ..but they can't even sign their own names ! Think about writing checks, signing loan notes , mortgages , DR or hospital records ..we WRITE so much these days that we don't realize the younger children don't know the basics ..are we going to have to resort back to using an "X" for signatures ??
Grand Reserve Elementary School | Credit: Y115
Michelle November 14, 2013 at 06:49 pm
Hey Yorkville schools figure it out already. Stop gambling on our children's education and get itRead More done. I'm embarrassed as a Yorkville tax payers when I have to tell other parents that we do not have full day yet. Plano figured it out, Oswego figured it out. Stop hiding behind "committees" and someone buck up and be a leader... put a date on it and make it happen. The first year won't be pretty, but it will get done.
Kristy Gravlin November 15, 2013 at 12:52 am
I taught in a full-day kindergarten school for 28 years. (elsewhere) It was beneficial to theRead More kids...and I felt it was beneficial to the adults who had time in a day to do what they really thought should get done. We had many economic levels as well as many different levels of preparedness and special needs...and we felt that we had time to work on those things too. Kristy
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Dennis Batdorf November 11, 2013 at 09:44 am
Common core, Its just becoming a common joke instead actual education with true life skillsRead More attached. Learning the answers to a test so that students reach the level that a teacher taught the test materials does not prepare them for the real working world.
Kristy Gravlin November 11, 2013 at 10:42 am
In theory, it could go either way. But I've seen this last "great plan" designed by lawRead More makers. There is NO allowance made for children whose development is ahead or behind what Sam Senator says it should be when they are 5 years and 3 months old. If you have raised more than one child, you know that they did not walk, or talk, or think, on the same schedule. Multiply that by a classroom full of children and you are quick enough to see that they are not exactly the same as all their classmates. Rob Represenative missed that concept. Children learn best when they can have hands on experience. You should teach about snow on the day it is happening...Not September 1...nor May 29. An interesting show-and-tell could be the beginning of a great impromptu lesson in science but if it happens at 9:15 and the lesson says that is when you will teach addition...can't do it. The plan is to be followed, all but to the minute, in many classrooms. The Common Core...or any educational program must have the involvement of experienced and successful teachers! I would not presume to walk into a science lab and tell the company how to run their research. I would not presume to walk into your home and tell the cook there what they should cook on Tuesday and what recipe s/he had to use. Those seem ridiculous plans...and so does an education program that is planned by legislators and cooks and even scientists.
Sheryl Mezger November 11, 2013 at 04:03 pm
I am not usually one to voice political opinions, but when it directly affects me I will put in myRead More two cents. It really makes me angry to see all these people who are not trained in common core or only read news articles for one side voice their "ignorant" (lack of knowledge about a topic) comments about what they "think" is happening in classrooms. I am a public school teacher and think that while Common Core is not a perfect system of standards it is raising the bar for our kids to be educated. It takes away all these page turning lessons that are boring and gives freedom to teachers to educate children in creative ways, tailoring lessons to our students and not following a manual written by some PHD who maybe never stepped foot in a classroom. Every district I know is telling teachers that the materials like textbooks are resources to use, but no longer the requirement. It is progressive with skills and does not have mandated time lines. Well educated teachers find fascinating ways to include projects and show and tell, and even the common core asks for it. In the Language standards students are to learn public speaking skills. If your teachers are all on the same pages spouting out lectures at the kids from the exact same pages with no differentiation, that is what happening in your school, that is the district or the school, not the standards who mandated that. If you actually read the standards there are recommendations for grade level appropriate skills to be taught. Intelligent teachers do make constant changes based on data collected in the classroom adapting lessons and materials for students as we see fit.. Most administrations are holding open forums to talk to parents about what the standards are and how they are being utilized in the schools. Have you attended one? The point is that before you go and undo a lot of hard work that we are doing everyday for YOUR children and OUR students please READ the Common Core Standards. You can find them on the state’s board of education pages or ask your child’s teacher. While I do not like what government is doing to manipulate the education system, the actual theory behind Common Core is inspiring and done with the best of intentions.