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Bureaucratic Double Speak – Alive and Well

Here is a trick question. What is the difference between a local government official and Muammar Gaddafi? In an interview with several news organizations, Muammar Gaddafi said he cannot step down because he holds no official government position: Ha Ha Ha. Apparently there is a Krusty the Clown type of cariciture of Gaddafi...
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Language Instruction in Skokie Schools

Mandarin Chinese is by far the most widely spoken language in the world with 845 million native speakers. China recently passed Japan and the second largest economy in the world. Some projections show China surpassing the U.S. economy by 2020 to 2025. English is mandatory in Chinese schools starting in third grade. Why is...
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District 219 GreatSchools Ranking is disappointing

District 219 GreatSchools Ranking is disappointing. They appear to be doing something wrong. What do you think it is? District 219 ranks 2 out of 10 (compared to other high schools in Illinois) for Special Ed Students (IEP students) Limited English proficient students Black students Shame on our school board. This is something I would...
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Tuesday, April 5 Elections

Early voting for the Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Election starts Monday, March 14, 2011 and ends on March 31, 2011. Offices up for election include: District 65 School Board District 68 School Board District 69 School Board District 73.5 School Board Skokie Public Library Trustee Skokie Park District, Park Commission
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Gov Quinn’s 868 reasons to consolidate school districts in Illinois

Governor Quinn is proposing a forced consolidation of Illinois School Districts to eliminate  about 600 of the 868 Illinois School Districts. It will generate a savings of over $100M in just the savings from removing excess overpaid School Superintendents. 868 is the fourth largest number of school districts in the nation. Local control can be...
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District 219 Ranks Second in State => IN PER PUPIL EXPENSES!

While far from the richest school district in the state, among 868 other School Districts, District 219, by spending over twice the Illinois Per Pupil average, was still able to attain the 2nd highest per-pupil expenses in Illinois, led only by Lake Forest Community High School District 115. Local high achiever, Evanston Township High School...
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Evanston-Skokie School District 65 Idiocracy

Evanston-Skokie School District 65 was apparently so embarrassed by an exchange between Superintendent Hardy Murphy and board member Tracy Quattrocki that they have attempted to censor the reposting of the exchange to Youtube by Becket Strom, a parent. John Relias, an attorney who represents District 65 said “Obviously, someone can come in and record...
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Video of District 219 (Niles North and West) Board Meeting

Click here for an Online Video of District 219 January 10, 2011 School Board Meeting Click here for Links to the Board Minutes
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HELP WANTED – to Run Skokie Local news site

HELP WANTED: Part time job running a local Skokie news site ( Seeking a person with an interest in online journalism. WordPress  experience very helpful. Experience with twitter & facebook accounts will also be useful. Job includes attending and taking notes at local village board meetings and engaging in short interviews with local residents...
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