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Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 10:19 pm

Springfield entrepreneur uses dance as a teaching tool

Pulsing Latin rhythms echo through the cavernous gymnasium at Springfield College, as a handful of college students take their first few steps into the world of salsa dancing. Some glide gracefully ac...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 03:28 pm

Supporters claim it will ease burden on property tax

If voters next week approve a referendum raising Sangamon County’s sales tax rate from 8 percent to a maximum of 9 percent, it would reaffirm a philosophical shift in school funding already begu...
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 04:02 pm

At Springfield’s Lincoln Magnet School, technology brings results

When a lesson on loom use in Iran unexpectedly transcends into a dialogue about the global equality of humankind, a teacher has to wonder what went right. Layne Zimmers, who helped guide her sixth-gra...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 03:31 pm

SIU%u2008School of Medicine’s first dean relects on the early years

Forty years ago, the success of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine was anything but certain. Six years of planning had brought the school to the point of leasing a building for its he...
Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:22 pm

Fixing Illinois’ juvenile justice system

What do you do when you catch a criminal? Conventional wisdom says you lock them up and hope prison scares them straight. But what if that doesn’t work, and what if that criminal is only 13 year...
Thursday, April 15, 2010 11:36 am

Redirecting Illinois spending on higher education

Facing nearly half a billion dollars of unpaid bills from the State of Illinois, the University of Illinois says it will probably have to raise tuition nearly 20 percent over the next four years. Taki...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 09:30 am

Teaching design to complement architectural design

While the Springfield School District plans to renovate its three high schools, and possibly build a new one, it has already embraced a new design for secondary teaching and learning....
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 10:07 am

The new high school debate

To build or not to build, that is the question. The answer will depend not on the review of high school facilities needs underway at School District 186. It will be determined by the voters — appropriately, if you are concerned about democracy, inappropriately if you are concerned about education....
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 04:17 pm
During a presentation hosted by the Illinois Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research and education organization, Hardy contended that charter schools — open-enrollment public schools usually operated by independent nonprofit and community organizations — provide students with a more comprehensive education and better prepare them for college....
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 12:39 pm

Why the coffeehouse chain has all the ambiance of a McDonald’s

Untitled Document About a year ago, a stinging message was delivered to the corporate honchos of Starbucks, the megachain of costly coffees. The writer decried the “comm...

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