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Learning from the past and looking for the future of Black History Month
Feb. 26, 2014
We get a glimpse of the man behind African American History Month. And, we celebrate the music of Johnny Cash with music from Chicago actor Kent M. Lewis.
You can lead kids to water but can you make them drink?
Feb. 10, 2014
Fruit-infused water was the star attraction at a recent tasting as part of a campaign to get kids to choose water over sugary drinks.
Hearing attracts charter supporters, some unsure what they are supporting
Dec. 17, 2013
Hundreds of charter school supporters packed a Chicago Public Schools headquarters room for a hearing Monday night that was scheduled to last four and a half hours.
Logan Square parents target alderman over military school
Nov. 1, 2013
Parents say they were left out of the decision to convert their neighborhood middle school to a military academy.
High-scoring minorities shun teaching
Oct. 18, 2013
A study breaks down where Illinois high school graduates drop out of the pipeline to become teachers. Among its findings, minorities — especially top-scoring — are less interested in the profession.
IL campaign pushes kids to report abuse
Oct. 2, 2013
State child welfare officials say one in five Illinois kids is abused, but adults aren’t doing enough to help.
Illinois schools' test scores dip
Sep. 10, 2013
Test scores for Illinois elementary students dipped significantly in 2013 in both reading and math. But the state board of education says the changes are due to tougher scoring criteria.
Iran's attitude toward Syria, education reform in Mexico and supporting rural doctors in Africa
Sep. 5, 2013
On Thursday's edition of Worldview, we discuss how Iran could determine the outcome of U.S. action in Syria. We get an update on education reform in Mexico. Plus, we meet a geneticist is helping expand health care in rural Africa.
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