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District 211 and Lead Higher Initiative To Help Close Gap

Throughout the past several years, High School District 211 has focused efforts on bridging the gaps in Advanced Placement (AP) and accelerated courses among students from all race and income backgrounds. District 211 is one of a handful of school districts across the state selected to participate in the Lead Higher Initiative, a partnership between the State and Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS), to expand enrollment to students. In a joint initiative from Governor Bruce Rauner, Secretary of Education Dr. Beth Purvis, and State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tony Smith, Illinois became the first state in the U.S. to partner with the Lead Higher ...

Palatine High School’s Project Excel Program Presentation at National Conference

Palatine High School’s Project Excel program is gaining success with its students, and a national presentation in Chicago will showcase the challenges faced and successes reached while growing the program and propelling its students to achieve their goals. The Association for Supervision and Curricular Development (ASCD) is hosting its 68th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Chicago at McCormick Place West, on March 16-18. Palatine High School Teachers Anita Lee and Asa Gordon, and Counselor Susan Quinlan will lead a presentation entitled “Helping Students of Color Find a Voice with Rigor and Efficacy.” “Major studies throughout ...

Teacher Feature: PHS’ Sue Quinlan

“I believe that every student is capable, and it’s just a matter of helping them realize those capabilities.” - Sue Quinlan As an advocate for diversity and programs that support the multicultural population at Palatine High School, Sue Quinlan has spent much of her educational career trying to help students embrace opportunities that can enrich their lives. While she traveled abroad as an exchange student in high school and studied international relations in college, she has spent much of her life as a teacher and high school counselor in Palatine Township District 211 helping students learn more about themselves as they explore the ...