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Illinois closed until July 4th? Don’t be surprised. Unless the courts decide otherwise and local and county health departments are brought into play, the State will probably remain shut down until at least the 4th of July Polling shows nearly … 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 →
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 →
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 →
HB 3897 is currently making its way through the Illinois legislative process. This HB 3897 has been assigned to the Human Services Committee of the Illinois House on February 4, 2020. This bill would expand special education eligibility to students … Continue reading →
The referendum, as an instrument of political decision-making, has been the source of much consternation in 2016. First, June saw an unexpected British vote to leave the European Union (EU). Then, in October, Colombians shocked the world as the narrowest … Continue reading →
Voters in many areas across Illinois will go to the polls in the Primary in March to elect politicians. Some will also make choices about school spending that will have a more direct impact on household budgets. Before Election Day, … Continue reading →
Illinoisans are struggling under the highest property tax burdens in the country. Many of the reasons for those high taxes are known – too many local governments, and rising pension costs. What taxpayers don’t always recognize that local school districts … Continue reading →
Finding the College-payment requirement in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act unconstitutional, Still Being Considered in the DuPage Courts
A case in DuPage County Circuit Court may determine if divorced parents in Illinois have to pay college tuition costs and if so, should they should get a say in their child’s college choice. In some cases, like the DuPage … Continue reading →