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Bill would Address Police-Student Questioning

Bill would Address Police-Student Questioning

Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would inform students of their rights when being questioned by police on school grounds. The bill, which is expected to be voted on next week by the House Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education, follows the release of a series of reports titled Policing Public Schools, which was […]

PARCC Test Administered, Opt Out Debate Continues

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PARCC Test Administered, Opt Out Debate Continues

Bickering between Chicago Public Schools and the State of Illinois over administration of the controversial PARCC test, which began statewide on Monday, is causing headaches for Illinois parents, who still don’t know whether their kids are obligated to take the exam, or how to opt out. CPS, which is required by state and federal law […]

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Scenes and Reflections from Ferguson Protests via a 28 MM Lens

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Scenes and Reflections from Ferguson Protests via a 28 MM Lens

Tension was slowly building in Ferguson, weeks before the grand jury’s decision in the case of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot in August by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. The protests started off peacefully, however, there were several arrests each night outside the Ferguson Police Department. I was able […]

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