College pushes for more STEM teachers

E-School News – Suzanne Baker “A university is doing its part to help reduce the nationwide shortage of chemistry teachers. Benedictine University in Illinois is hoping that extra grant money for students will help boost the number of educators who are...

The School Where Everyone Fills Out The FAFSA

NPR – Owen Phillips “Every year, more than 2 million students who would qualify for federal Pell Grants fail to fill out the form that determines eligibility — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. But not one of those 2 million students goes to...

Some districts ditch online exams for paper and pencil

E-School News – Diane Rado “The affluent Highland Park-based Township High School District 113 near Chicago has all the modern technology, bandwidth, computers and technicians it needs to administer new online state exams this spring — but it opted to go...

Illinois Law Aims to Stop Cyberbullying by Invading Privacy

Education News – Kristin Decarr “A new, controversial law in Illinois offers schools access to their students’ social media accounts in an effort to put a stop to cyberbullying. Prior to the creation of the law, schools could only take action after an...