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Janitors strike at Barrington High School is over

A group of striking janitors at Barrington High School will return to work Tuesday, officials said in a statement.

The Service Employees International Union, which supported the strike, said it had productive negotiations with RJB Properties, which employed the janitors. 20 more words


Barrington Dist. 220 inches toward more online learning

In the not-so-distant future, Barrington Area Unit School District 220 students might use their district-issued laptops and iPads to study at home instead of in classrooms for part of the traditional school day. 47 more words


Planning for new Dist. 220 site across from Barrington High just starting

Five, 10 or 20 years down the road, a 32-acre tract of undeveloped land west of Barrington High School could be a parking lot, a new stadium, playing fields, a new school or something else entirely. 126 more words

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How Many Classroom Visits Are Enough?

I’ve been working with several school districts lately on the topic of teacher evaluation systems. This comes as no surprise, since it’s a hot topic these days. 264 more words

School Blues

I’m about to doing something that terrifies me. I’m going to bad mouth my school district. (Just to get the courage to say that I had to fortify myself with not one, but two Rice Krispy treats.) 889 more words


Largest School Districts: Demographic-Economic Characteristics

.. examine demographic-economic characteristics for each/all of America’s largest school districts (population 65,000 or more).  Use the interactive table in this related Web section to query, rank compare the approximate 800 districts. 318 more words

Schools fingerprint children for lunch program

So Mooch is collecting data on our kids. Why should we be surprised? A little loss of our privacy here, a little less freedom there, and pretty soon we have lost it all. 294 more words