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The top 25 boys basketball teams in Illinois

Jan 25, 2011 • by Wyideopen Video Productions • Wyideopen Sports
Here are the new Sun-Times rankings Simeon still #1 and ranked Nationally. Crete-Monee moved up from 22 to 15. More

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Parents tell state superintendent to stop PARCC test

Nov 21, 2014 • Chicago Sun-Times
A parent group delivered about 3,700 signatures on petitions against a new standardized test to the Illinois State Board of Education Friday, pleading for a year's delay on the hours-long test they say isn't ready and calling for a testing opt-out bill ... More

Arne Duncan not taking sides on CPS' seeking delay on PARCC test

Nov 21, 2014 • Chicago Sun-Times
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Thursday he's staying out of a tussle between the Illinois State Board of Education and Chicago Public Schools over whether CPS students will take a new Common Core-aligned standardized test this spring ... More

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Nov 20, 2014 • Daily Journal
Duncan will later visit Farragut Career Academy to meet with teachers and students in the After School Matters program. The nonprofit organization offers Chicago high school students out-of-school activities through partnerships with public and private ... More

Jackson: Late treatment causes man to die from Ebola

Oct 8, 2014 • Chicago Sun-Times
Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, died in Dallas Wednesday, a day after Jackson had been there to meet with Duncan's family and offer assistance, Jackson told students during an assembly at Farragut Career Academy in Chicago. “Because he got late treatment, ... More

Illinois to host We Day

Oct 20, 2014 • The Columbiachronicle
The We Day Illinois launch took place Oct. 14 at Farragut Career Academy High School, 2345 S. Christiana Ave. with hundreds of students in attendance to kick off the program. The event featured guest speakers Martin Luther King III, Nelson Mandela's ... More

How to make Chicago schools safe

Jul 4, 2014 • Chicago Sun-Times
Jean Klasovsky is a history teacher and social-emotional learning coordinator at Farragut Career Academy High School, a Chicago public school. The Illinois Writing Project is the Sun-Times partner for the Summer School teacher essay series. The essays ... More

Jesse Jackson turned 73 and is still on his mission

Oct 8, 2014 • Chicago Sun-Times
There were no cameras or throngs of politicians or dignitaries at Chicago State University, where Jackson spoke in the library's auditorium. There was only a panel of fired-up activists who had come to urge students to join the anti-police movement ... More

World's Largest Youth Empowerment Event - We Day - Comes to Illinois

Oct 14, 2014 • PR Newswire (press release)
CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Free The Children in conjunction with Allstate announced its expansion into Illinois beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. ... To celebrate the launch today, We Day Illinois Co-Chair and Allstate Chief ... More

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