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Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 08:32 pm

Illinois to offer more choice of living arrangements

Rick Wilson of Springfield never thought it was asking too much for his daughter, Jennifer, who has cerebral palsy, to live in a comfortable environment. But when the Wilsons asked the State of Illino...
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 01:56 pm
Properly educating a schoolchild in Illinois takes upwards of $2,200 more per pupil than the state currently ensures, according to the latest report from Illinois’ Education Funding Advisory Boa...
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 05:10 pm

Behavior program’s fate uncertain

In the fall of 2009, one Springfield elementary student was sent to the office for discipline 30 different times. The next semester, that number was down to 12 visits, with only three before he became...
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....

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