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Joseph R. Martan April 24, 2014 at 11:41 am
When I graduated from LT in 1967 we were told that we were the second best high school in IllinoisRead More (New Trier was number one) and among the top ten nationally. Now New Trier is #15 and LT is #40?!? What has happened in the intervening decades. If the proposal to do away with class rank is any indicator I suspect my alma mater is succumbing more and more to the trendy aspects of modern education and moving away from expecting accomplishment.
Geneva Taxpayer April 24, 2014 at 12:11 pm
@Herc, that's because Joliet high schools make you ready for McDonalds, not college.
Herc April 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm
LOL @Geneva, I don't think Geneva's are much better.
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???
Actor Henry Winkler at Boulder Hill. Credit: Oswego School District 308.
Marla Johnson February 20, 2014 at 05:23 pm
Would have been nice if this was an open event where all the children in the area could haveRead More attended, not just the kids at Boulder Hill.
Credit: STEM documents
Greg Nelson January 15, 2014 at 08:30 am
Seems that Oswego now has cold feet. Just think, 50 already Bright kids with huge futures will getRead More the shaft if it doesn't happen. Just think what would happen when 50 kids return to the High School what mark they may make by raising the bar 1 more notch! I have two that were BRIGHT kids and I had to send then to Private schools (TOP 10 in Private Schools) and now in College again TOPS so why not give 50 the chance to be more. If you turn your back you have turned because you think 50 can't make a difference. Time to maybe really look at education in America !
Truth Detector January 15, 2014 at 02:17 pm
Agree with you Greg. I hope the Oswego school board members do vote for this STEM PartnershipRead More School. It is the only kind like it in the country. It has the potential to transform education in America. 4 school districts coming together, with university and corporate educational and financial support. The state of IL has also donated money towards this unique opportunity. Sure this is only benefiting 50 kids initially from each school district but all of those courses, curriculum and knowledge will be brought back to the local school district where it will benefit all the kids! This is not costing taxpayers more money as the money is equal to if these school districts would educate the kids themselves. This is not costing the school district more money and they are not losing money as their funding stays the same from the state of IL. The benefit is you get money donated from the Dunham Foundation and other investments from corporations and the direction from a university. This is a win-win for those 50 kids from each district, teachers, the school district, and other kids in those respective districts (long-term). There is no negative here that I can see for anyone involved. If Oswego feels they can do this on their own with no money, go for it! In turn they will be doing a dis-service to their whole school district. This is true partnership and collaboration and educators are looking at this from the local, state and national levels. Golden Opportunity!!!