Christopher Koch, the state superintendent of education in Illinois, goes over material with his staff at the board of education building in Springfield on July 7, 2014. The superintendent oversees the implementation of pre-kindergarten through high school education. By statute, the superintendent is also president of the teacher’s retirement system.
This story is funded in part by a $10,000 grant from WNET that WILL-TV received in partnership with WTVP-TV in Peoria and CU-Citizen Access, a community journalism project of the University of...
Trish O’Shaughnessy, career-tech advocate and coordinator of Horizons Club, teaches students about teamwork and goal-setting techniques at Rolling Acres Middle School on July 14, 2014. Horizons Club is a middle-school career-readiness program overseen by the Peoria Public School Foundation. Olivia Streeter (right) and other students look on as O’Shaughnessy and Chris Monroe, a guest speaker, give their presentations.
This story is funded in part by a $10,000 grant from WNET that WILL-TV received in partnership with WTVP-TV in Peoria and CU-Citizen Access, a community journalism project of the University of...
Marques Lowe in Champaign, Ill, July 8, 2014.
This story is funded in part by a $10,000 grant from WNET that WILL-TV received in partnership with WTVP-TV in Peoria and CU-Citizen Access, a community journalism project of the University of...
Sandoval holds a sign outside of the Native American House during a University-sponsored "I stand for..." event last year. Photo courtesy of Suey Park.
By Angelica LaVito / For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Xochitl Sandoval is proud of her Native American heritage. She is not proud, however, of her campus's attitude toward her Native American heritage....
Ivan Dozier Jr., graduate student at the University of Illinois and unofficial chief portrayer, stands on the south quad, June 2, 2014.
By Claire Everett/CU-CitizenAccess.org — The first time Native American Ivan Dozier Jr. saw the Chief perform was at a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign football game that his father took...
CHAMPAIGN – Nearly 70 percent of U.S. residents over the age of 12 are using social media, according to this recent analysis.   Overall, Twitter has an estimated 200+ million monthly users....
By Sal Nudo/For CU-CitizenAccess.org --  Mother and daughter enter the brightly lit Biggby Coffee shop on Mattis Avenue in Champaign. It’s a brisk October evening, 7 p.m., dark outside....
Whether you walk your child to school or wave to him through the bus window, you’re in good company. Parents across the country are frantically buying that last wide-ruled notebook and package...
Fixed interest rates for student loans will soon be a thing of the past. Last week the House joined the Senate in passing a proposal that would link student loan interest rates to the financial...
The co-founder and director of CU-CitizenAccess was one of three University of Illinois faculty to be honored Tuesday night with a campus-wide award aimed to highlight community engagement projects...

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