Referendum Talk: The Truth About D86 Teacher Contract—Part 1


Recently, the motivation of D86 teachers regarding the referendum has been called into question. A small group of individuals, some of whom don’t even live in the district, have spread divisive falsehoods to advance their…

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Coach Michael Wiggins Presents at National Convention


Chicago, Il. (January 12, 2019) The United Soccer Coaches National Convention was held in Chicago at McCormick Place this month, with coaches from around the world in attendance. Michael Wiggins, Head Soccer Coach at Hinsdale…

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Hybrid Model: Better but Not Best


The Board agenda has posted for January 22. Department Chairs Stay in Some Content-Areas While teachers are pleased to see a recommendation that seems to recognize the value of the building-level Department Chair model in…

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If It Ain’t Broke . . .


On January 7, 2019, the Board posed important questions regarding an administrative proposal for changes to leadership structure in completing the final phases of curriculum equity. But why the rush to make wholesale changes in…

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Curriculum Equity by Any Timeline Necessary


DCs Have Always Done What Was Requested Under the direction of administration, department chairs have never failed to deliver the work asked of them in the pursuit of district wide curriculum equity: They have long…

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