Category Archives: Education

Bullying Of LGB Youth: Does It Get Better?

The common refrain to bullied teens is that “it gets better.”  A new study finds in most cases, it does decline as teens progress through high school and into adult life.  But for some, especially boys identified as gay or … Continue reading

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Sangamon Co. Regional Supt. Jeff Vose Interview

Regional Offices of Education have often been an overlooked area of government.  But the elected positions have unwillingly been in the spotlight over the last couple of years when Governor Pat Quinn tried to eliminate them.  A compromise with the … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson And The Monticello Gardens

Thomas Jefferson was more than a founding father.  He was an avid gardener.  We’ve learned more about Jefferson’s passion for gardening thanks to Peter Hatch and the various books he has written. Hatch is the retired Director of Gardens and … Continue reading

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Republicans Propose Tuition Tax Breaks

With college tuition on the rise, Illinois House Republicans say they want to give working class families a break, and an incentive to go to a school in state. Rep. Adam Brown graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign … Continue reading

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Lecture Series In Barry Begins This Week

A series of public lectures in west central Illinois begins tomorrow night at the Kinderhook Lodge in Barry.  The series will discuss the Underground Railroad, Civil War military service, emancipation and safe havens, like the nearby historic town of New … Continue reading

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On Schools Budget, Republicans Say Not Enough

Another key component of the Illinois state budget moved through the General Assembly on Wednesday. The Democrats’ spending plan prevents what could have been steep cuts for schools, but Republicans say students outside Chicago are getting shortchanged. Democrats are approving … Continue reading

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State Rep: Pension Shift Would Cost Schools Nothing

Members of the Illinois House continued pushing for their version of a pension overhaul Tuesday. The latest twist could affect how public school teachers’ pensions are funded. Brian Mackey has more. One of the more contentious issues in the debate … Continue reading

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