Libertyville Review - Jan. 27, 2015

By Community Contributor rgirard

Two of the speakers at the Jan. 23-24 workshop, The Impact of Culture, Social Status and Gender, are part of the Mundelein High School family. Held at Northwestern University and at the College of Lake County, the workshop, attended by more than 250 participants, examined how culture, social status and gender shape students and local educational systems. Keynote speaker at both events was Dr. Hazel Markus, Davis-Brack professor of social psychology at Stanford University.

MHS Science Instructor, Jackie Hogan, spoke about the Role of Gender and Minorities in STEM [science, technology, engineering, mathematics] education. Luis Fuentes, president of the high school's Universidad de Padres program, related information about the challenges that people face adapting to the American educational system. He explained that programs like Universidad de Padres are essential to building partnerships among schools, parents and teachers.

Other speakers included Sen. Melinda Bush, member of the Illinois Education legislative committee; Dr. Connie Collins, superintendent of Round Lake Schools; Lauren Fagel, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction at Lake Forest Schools; and Dr. Miriam Sherin and Dr. Mesmin Destin of the Northwestern University faculty.

"With the pressure to reduce student growth and development to a number, teachers want to make sure we are being sensitive to the fact that each of these children is an individual," said Andy Hirshman, Illinois Education Association Board member and MHS social studies instructor.

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SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Melinda Bush called on Gov. Bruce Rauner to meet lawmakers half way on finding solutions to the problems he brought up in his State of the State address Wednesday.

“I want to work with the governor to find the common ground to solve Illinois’ problems,” Bush said after the speech Wednesday. “To do that, we need specifics.”

Bush urged Gov. Rauner to present a clearer picture in his upcoming budget address.

“I’m interested in the particulars of Gov. Rauner’s plan for the state’s future,” Bush said. “We agree there’s work to be done. It’s time we started to work together to do it.”

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“I’m committed to playing a lead role in retaining and attracting businesses that will cement Lake County’s status as a destination for innovation,” said Bush, a Grayslake Democrat. “These jobs will drive the economy in years ahead, and continue to improve the quality of life for our communities.”

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“The state Comptroller’s term is an elected, 4-year position,” State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) said. “It should be the people, not the politicians who decide who they want to represent them as our state’s chief fiscal officer.”

House Bill 4576, which passed the Senate today with Bush’s support, creates a special election for state comptroller in 2016. With the recent passing of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka the legislation will allow voters to select a new comptroller at the next general election. The special election is a solution that allows voters to pick who serves as comptroller at no additional cost to taxpayers.

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