Tuesday, September 4, 2012
District 303 teachers, administrators urged to stop teaching kids to do well on tests, teach them to become lifelong students, instead.
School district leaders on Friday rallied the troops to prepare for change as St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 educators and administrators enter a new school year with optimism about improving education, fueled in part because the No Child Left Behind Act is scheduled to expire in 2014. Friday’s gathering in the large auditorium of Christ Community Church off Randall and Bolcum roads marked the start of a teacher institute day, when children got to stay home but teachers did not. School officials said it mostly likely would be the only time this year that nearly all school district employees would meet at one location. For about two hours, speakers ranging from St. Charles Education Association President Pam Turiff to Board …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Only a portion of the purchase will go to the new Richmond Intermediate School.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The District 303 school board approved the purchase of 1,420 iPads Monday night, 450 of which will be used by the new Richmond Intermediate School, according to a story in the Kane County Chronicle. It was not clear how the remaining tablet computers would be used. A combination of budgeted funds, financing from iPad maker Apple and capital lease—$4 million in total—will pay for the technology purchase that includes the iPads and other computers.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Many parents expressed issues Wednesday night with the proposal to rearrange students at Davis and Richmond Elementary schools.
What will happen when a large group of under-performing students at one school are mixed with those at another school? That and dozens of other questions and concerns were voiced by parents Wednesday night at Davis Elementary School as District 303 Superintendent Donald Schlomann fielded questions about a proposal to merge students from Davis and Richmond schools into two new ones. Schlomann explained to the crowd—the vast majority being parents from Davis—the district's proposal to take the newly combined K-5 population from the two schools and split them by grade levels into the two buildings. The younger children at one school would receive a curriculum with an extra emphasis on literacy while the older-student school would see an …