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  • Four Garfield High students are in national Academic Decathlon final

    Four Garfield High students are in national Academic Decathlon final
    Four Garfield High students will participate this month in the final round of the national Academic Decathlon, the first ever to compete as individuals — rather than as a school team — from the Los Angeles Unified School District. They are...
  • College enrollments in foreign languages

    U.S. college enrollments in some foreign languages in 2013 and change since 2009 (- means minus) Spanish 790,756 -8.2% French 197,757 -8.1% German 86,700 -9.3% Italian 71,825 -11.3% Japanese 66,740 -7.8% Chinese 61,055 +2% Arabic 32,286...
  • USC's Black House proposal raises questions about racial tensions

    USC's Black House proposal raises questions about racial tensions
    When some USC student government leaders voiced support for creating a cultural house for black students, Ama Amoafo-Yeboah thought that she and other undergraduates were closer to having a space where they could hang out and hold events. But before a...
  • Giles-Leigh Concert Band earns top honor at IGSMA Contest

    The members of the Giles-Leigh Concert Band earned a Division I rating, the highest rating possible, at this year's Illinois Grade School Music Association District 7 Organizational Contest. The contest took place on Saturday, March 14. The Giles-Leigh...
  • For historically black colleges, quiz bowl can mean higher profile

    For historically black colleges, quiz bowl can mean higher profile
    When D'Ondre Swails went to college, he looked for a way to replicate the energy and team spirit he had when he ran varsity track in high school. At the historically black, all-male Morehouse College in Atlanta, he discovered the world of quiz bowl. "It...
  • Challenges at school for migrants: Overcoming trauma, learning English

    Challenges at school for migrants: Overcoming trauma, learning English
    Thousands of young immigrants, many of them making the dangerous journey alone, entered the United States illegally last year — a surge of migration that has created special challenges for the youths, their parents and the schools trying to serve...
  • Prairie Crossing Charter School's future uncertain after charter pulled

    Prairie Crossing Charter School's future uncertain after charter pulled
    The future of a Lake County charter school is uncertain after a judge this week ruled that a state commission was wrong in giving the school approval to operate for another five years. The Illinois Charter School Commission's decision to extend the...
  • Efforts to expand California university systems are growing

    Efforts to expand California university systems are growing
    The death last week of former University of California system president and UC Irvine chancellor Jack W. Peltason at 91 elicited warm memories of the modest political scientist who achieved high positions in American academia without losing his sense of...
  • Libertyville student opts out of PARCC, given 'sit and stare' time

    Libertyville student opts out of PARCC, given 'sit and stare' time
    With his parents' permission, 11-year-old Sam Morgan skipped the new state exam called PARCC this month — the only sixth-grader at Libertyville's Highland Middle School who refused to take the controversial test. Little did he know what would come...
  • A history teacher was suspended for allegedly using 'n-word' in class. So why do students want him back?

    A history teacher was suspended for allegedly using 'n-word' in class. So why do students want him back?
    Parents and students are pressing for the reinstatement of a veteran English and history middle school teacher who was suspended after a student accused him of making racially charged comments in class. Steven Carnine is suspended from his job at Revere...
  • Laws to prevent abuse of GI Bill benefits weren't enforced, records show

    Laws to prevent abuse of GI Bill benefits weren't enforced, records show
    Helicopter flight training companies were able to collect tens of millions of dollars a year through a loophole in the latest GI Bill in part because officials didn't enforce laws aimed at preventing abuse of veteran education benefits, according to...