January 9, 2016

State Senator’s bill would address school closings

Local state officials, who have stayed out of the fray involving the decision to close Lincoln-Way North High School in Frankfort Township after this school year, hope to address through legislation some of the concerns that parents and officials have raised both before and since the vote to close the school. State Sen. Michael Hastings, D-Tinley Park, said his staff …

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January 9, 2016

State Senator Mike Hastings visits Hickory Creek Middle School

Hickory Creek Middle School sixth grade teacher Julie Simpson recently coordinated a visit by State Senator Mike Hastings for two of her classes. Mrs. Simpson is a Social Studies and Language Arts teacher and Senator Hastings was interested in how she intertwined the two subjects together. He first observed her teach a class and then worked with students in groups. …

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