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<p>U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>Pritzker&nbsp;delivers the main commencement address at Harper College graduation ceremony, held at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois on Saturday May 17, 2014. | Tim Carroll/for Sun-Times Media</p>

Harper College, Sec. Penny Pritzker celebrate working-world graduates

Amid Saturday’s hoopla, panache and pride-swelling triumph, Harper College graduates and commencement speakers touted the school’s commitment to strengthening the workforce....

Barrington High School teacher Hagop Soulakian teaches juniors Derrick Knight (front) and Ben Laning in the schoo's new entrepreneurial class, Business Incubator Startup. | Bridget O'Shea/Sun-Times Media

Educational Foundation backs District 220’s business, engineering programs

With a fundraising goal set at $52,500, the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation has decided to support the Barrington High School Business Incubator and Project Lead The Way...

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Space Kit launches high hopes for Barrington engineering team

Later this year, students in Barrington High School’s engineering club will embark on a unique and memorable field trip — even though the destination has yet to be decided.

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Helping your child prepare for test day

As your child prepares to take important exams like the SAT or the ACT, he or she may be feeling anxiety that could be reflected in the final test ...

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Barrington Graduation Spotlight: Samantha McQueen

The Barrington High School Class of 2014 will be bound for their next adventure after graduation May 21. We're going to be featuring some of this year's seniors. Meet Samantha...

Power outage shuts off lights, air conditioning at Barrington High School

A regional power outage Friday morning has left parts of Barrington High School in the dark and without air conditioning.

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Ways to keep math skills sharp this summer

During the summer vacation, your child may lose a significant portion of knowledge and skills acquired over the previous school year, creating a ro...

Barrington High School's Interact Club is working with Barrington Rotary Clubs to raise money and help the children and families who live in a garbage dump in Guatemala City. | Provided

Barrington Rotary, students aim to help homeless in Guatemala

Barrington High School’s Interact Club is reaching out to the community in its attempt to further help the children and families who live in a garbage dump in Guatemala City.

Saul Ebema, a native of South Sudan who now lives in Lombard, visited Prairie Middle School April 29 and shared his story overcoming the hardships of war and poverty. | Provided

Sudan native shares story of genocide, forgiveness at Barrington school

Several Prairie Middle School students said they went home April 29 with stories they would never forget.

Hawthorn Middle School South art teacher Mary Benton reacts to the surprise announcement that she won a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching May 7. | Rick Kambic/Sun-Times Media

Hawthorn South art teacher surprised with Golden Apple Award

Mary Benton was uncomfortable being interviewed by a committee after a she was anonymously nominated for the prestigious Golden Apple teaching award. She thinks students are...

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