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In a letter Friday to the Flossmoor School District 161 community, Superintendent Craig Doster questioned the value of the state-mandated PARCC test for local students and schools.

Craig Doster

“From low class sizes to offering a host of extracurricular activities to ‘not teaching to the test,’ much of what happens in District 161 is driven by our community’s high expectations for its schools,” Doster said. “PARCC is an important example of how state mandates sometimes clash with our local needs and priorities.”

Doster’s communication shares many of the . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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