Inquiring Students Want to Know! As Wheeling High School students considered questions they had regarding the various levels of government, their public library was an area of interest, and they extended an invitation to President Louise Barnett of the Indian Trials Public Library Board of Trustees. Unfortunately, President Barnett had previous commitments but offered, "As … Continue reading President Louise Barnett, Indian Trials Public Library Board of Trustees
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ISSUE, VISIT: Inside Climate News TO TAKE ACTION ON THIS ISSUE, VISIT: Southeast Environmental Observatory Waiting until you have a problem in your own backyard is the wrong way to find out how important civic participation is. - Gerri Songer, EGHS Teacher Thanks for taking the time to … Continue reading A Very Rude Awakening!
Mock Election - EGHS October 11, 2018 MOCK ELECTION RESULTS: Civic Engagement Day - EGHS Oct 11, 2018 Of the approximately 1,900 students attending Elk Grove High School, only 5.2% participated in the Mock Election facilitated by Stacey Tobin of League of Women Voters on October 11, 2018. Why so low? The most consistently stated … Continue reading Results Are In!
EGHS KEYNOTE: Heidi Graham, President of LWV - Local Chapter (Arlington Heights-Mount Prospect-Buffalo Grove Area includingProspect Heights-Wheeling-Elk Grove Village) My name is Heidi Graham, a mom of kids about your age, a daughter who is a sophomore at Emerson University in Boston, and a son who is a sophomore at Prospect, and President of the … Continue reading Why Young People Should Vote
VIEW: State of the State - Civics in Illinois Dr. Shawn Healy, Democracy Program Director at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, outlines how the McCormick Foundation and others have made this legislation alive through a three-year implementation process. In 2015, HB 4025 (Public Act 99-0434) was signed into law, requiring that Illinois high school students … Continue reading How is Civics Education Being Implemented in Illinois Public Schools?