Police Reports: Feb. 6, 2015

Vicki Nieto, a third grade teacher at Churchill School in Homewood, addressed the Illinois House Education Committee during a public hearing in Chicago on March 31 to share information on National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification for teachers.

Vicki Nieto (Provided photo)

Legislators wanted to learn how the certification program works and the benefit it has on teachers and their work in the classroom. The state has been financially supporting the work of teachers seeking certification but the state’s fiscal woes may force a reduction of funding.

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Homewood 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, then follows Ridge Road to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.
  • Flossmoor 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High and ends downtown, where there will be fun activities.

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