Category Archives: Harwood Heights
Illinois Schools Allowed To Re-Open Per Governor Pritzker Executive Order Signed on June 4, 2020-including Summer School Programs
Illinois Governor J.B Pritzker today, June 4, signed an executive order allowing all Illinois schools to reopen, including summer school programs. The executive order states that schools can reopen for limited, in-person education, and food distribution will be allowed. … Continue reading →
Pritzker Education Chief Signals Illinois K-12 Schools will stay Closed in the Fall, 2020
Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Carmen I. Ayala said parents should be prepared to continue homeschooling their children in the fall, as the state’s K-12 schools could remain closed. Ayala, of west suburban Downers Grove, made the remarks during a … Continue reading →
Why Weren’t Leyden, Norwood Park and Maine Township Schools as well as the Rest of the State of Illinois Prepared for On-Line Education When This Pandemic Came Upon Us ? Historic School Teacher Union Opposition to On-Line Education Is the Answer !!!
Leyden High Schools pioneered on line education calling it E-Learning for that one or two snow days a year, but because the teachers’ unions such as the Illinois Education Association and the National Education Association oppose such a direction for … Continue reading →
Special Education Students Could Lose With COVID-19 Stimulus Package
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, is the nation’s federal special education law. It provides funding, technical assistance and monitoring to ensure students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate education. With the new COVID-19 stimulus package, the … Continue reading →
Illinois State Board of Education: ‘Very real possibility’ school closure will be extended beyond March 30——And Possibly Beyond……………….
The Illinois State Board of Education advised school administrators this week that they should prepare for the “very real possibility” that the state will extend the mandated school closure order beyond March 30. No timeline was provided for such a … Continue reading →
What Happens When a Priest Does Not Show Up for Sunday Mass?
With the shortage of priests, not having a priest for a Sunday Mass is becoming more and more common. I naively thought that I would never see such a situation, having graduated from a Catholic grammar school and high school, … Continue reading →
Political Party Politics Hurts The Voters
WE NEED TO LEARN IN OUR THICK SKULLS THAT ITS THE PERSON WE VOTE FOR AND NOT THE PARTY….LOYALTY TO A PARTY IS A SICK JOKE, BOTH PARTIES ……..Each Political Party take their turns taking advantage of the voter. Shake-up … Continue reading →
The Parents of Norridge SD 80 Students at Enger Continue To Face Challenges Created By LASEC
So Norridge SD81 Administration has worked diligently with the Illinois legislature to ensure the continued enrollment at Enger only to encounter Amendment 2 To SB 2344 introduced at the request of Leyden and Norwood Park area Superintendents to frustrate the … Continue reading →
Norridge SD 80 Parents Are Trying to Make Sense Out of What is Happening with LASEC
To grasp an understanding of where the District is with LASEC today, one must go back to the origin of the issues. The matter started with the issuance of a report during the 2016-2017 School Year as to the status … Continue reading →
Dr. Polyak Explains to the Leyden SD 212 Educational Community E-Learning Beginning on Monday, April 6th , Noting That It Is “Unlikely” That The Students Will Return To The Buildings This Academic Year
Dr. Nick Polyak updates the Leyden Educational Community regarding what the future of education looks like for the remainder of this academic year at Leyden High School District 212 in a You Tube Presentation issued on Thursday, April 2, 2020 … Continue reading →