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Monday, May 27, 2013 01:09 pm
Recently I banged the drum on behalf of so-called community or full-service schools as a way to provide learners with a wider array of help and to provide taxpayers with a better return on their  investment in school buildings that sit idle two-thirds of the time. Want to learn more? I found Joy Dryfoos's 2002 article in The Phi Delta Kappan -- Full-Service Community Schools: Creating New I...
Friday, May 3, 2013 06:37 pm
A while back, in “Teaching idiots,” I ventured the view that it has never been easier than it is today to give oneself an education. I did not however settle the question of whether is might be wise to do so. The self-taught tend to have patchy educations. This can be bad, it can be good. You know less than people schooled to a formal curriculum, but you often end up knowing what you do ...
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 10:07 am

Everyone loses in the Walter Milton affair

The most accident-prone intersection in Springfield is at 1900 West Monroe Street where the corridor to the boardroom crosses the corridor to the superintendent’s office. There was yet...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 04:07 pm

Cost savings unclear, one board member says

In the wake of a controversial decision to close a popular and successful middle school in Springfield, the divided school board continues to field questions about the reasoning for the closure and its estimated savings. ...
Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:31 pm

Governor’s proposal cuts billions from elementary and higher ed

Illinois’ public pension costs will eat up nearly a fifth of state spending in the coming fiscal year, with education largely absorbing the impact. “This is the most difficult budget I hav...
Thursday, March 7, 2013 05:57 pm
the institution where once I soproudly taught has introduced a minorcalled liberty studies partly funded bythe koch brothers urbana turned it downbut not us are we so desperate for dough?in the articl...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 02:26 pm

Illinois students not prepared for college

More than two thirds of Illinois students won’t earn a college degree. In the modern economy, that’s not good enough to compete, says education advocacy group Advance Illinois in a recent ...

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