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In Uncategorized on February 27, 2011 at 12:53 am

Fun morning. Should mean an interesting story for next week. (@ Judson University) http://4sq.com/fZltay

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In Uncategorized on February 26, 2011 at 1:34 am

is packing up half my stuff to move to The New Apartment tomorrow. The rest moves with me… after the wedding… in (gulp) 86 days. #fb

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2011 at 1:14 pm

thinks I put back all the pounds I lost from the flu. 😉 RT @iamk_lee I’m ready for miracles w/ @mcemilywrites! http://twitpic.com/43fs81

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2011 at 12:52 am

Last stop of the workaday! (@ Judson University) http://4sq.com/h8CfeV

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In Uncategorized on February 24, 2011 at 7:29 pm

A New Rear & Pop-notch Giveaway (By Grace Kim, Lean Girls Club)

BARTLETT — Kevin Skinkis will leave his post as principal of Bartlett High School at the end of the school year to become superintendent of Riverside-Brookfield Township High School District 208. For the rest of the story, visit The Courier-News.

In Uncategorized on February 24, 2011 at 10:35 am

Bartlett High’s Skinkis leaving at year’s end (Sun-Times Media)

ELGIN — School District U46 Superintendent José Torres has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced. For the rest of the story, visit The Courier-News.

In Uncategorized on February 24, 2011 at 10:25 am

U46 chief appointed to federal panel (Sun-Times Media)

ELGIN — In one second-grade classroom at Harriet Gifford Elementary School here, a group of girls spelled words for Principal Joe Corcoran — words like “thunder.” “Thunnn-derrr,” Corcoran sounded out the word for the girls. Another group of boys took turns reading a story with teacher Gregorio Posada about a snowman melting in the sun. “Kids will come with different levels of proficiency,” Posada said. “You try to help them where they are.” The students are in Elgin School District U46’s English as a Second Language, or ESL, program in which they spend part of their day in Posada’s bilingual classroom. When they closed their “Moving into English” textbooks, they moved back into Spanish for matemáticas, counting out yellow blocks to complete subtraction problems the teacher had written on an overhead projector. Gifford is one of 29 elementary schools in District U46 that now have Transitional Bilingual Education programming in place. Next school year, those 29 schools will move to a dual language model for its Spanish-speaking students, U46 announced recently. Of those, six schools also will join Channing Memorial Elementary School in Elgin in offering a “two-way” dual language enrichment program for both English- and Spanish-speaking students. For the rest of the story, visit The Courier-News.

In Uncategorized on February 22, 2011 at 8:50 pm

U46 Elementary Schools Boosting Dual Language Programs (Sun-Times Media)

Lean Girls Club creator Grace Kim has a write-up of my New York City bachelorette weekend on her blog today. So you know it didn’t get too crazy… except maybe for the embarrassing bachelorette attire she and Kara had me wear. For Grace’s story, visit the Lean Girls Club.

In Uncategorized on February 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Bachelorette Blowouts: How Not to Blowout Your Healthy Lifestyle for a Good Time (By Grace Kim, Lean Girls Club)

In Uncategorized on February 22, 2011 at 2:20 am

survived one last turbulent, delayed flight. (@ Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) ✈ w/ 89 others) http://4sq.com/giIgHF