Yearly Archives: 2014


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Reminder: It’s Flu Season!

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois is experiencing widespread Influenza activity. http://www.idph.state.il.us/flu/fluupdate14-15.htm Influenza, commonly called “the flu,” is an infection of the respiratory tract caused by the influenza virus. Compared with most viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, influenza infection often causes a more severe illness. […]


Urbana School District #116 receives two 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants

The Urbana School District 116 received notification from the Illinois State Board of Education that it will be awarded two 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants (21st CCLC) for before and after school programs at Leal Elementary School, Urbana Middle School, and Urbana High School. The 21st CCLC grants will support extended […]

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#FutureReady Superintendents’ Summit

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, I was invited to participate in the US Department of Education’s #FutureReady Summit as part of President Obama’s “ConnectED to the Future” initiative.  It was an honor and a privilege to participate in the summit at the Whitehouse.  I learned a great deal from my […]