Illinois has nearly 4,000 schools, 850 districts, 2 million students and 127,000 teachers.
And as the state superintendent of education, it is Christopher Koch's job to watch over all of them."I oversee the implantation of pre-K through 12 education," said Koch, who has held his position since the end of 2006. "We need to look not just at whether kids are attaining a grade level, but whether they're closing...
Most students choose to spend their off hours studying, hanging out with friends or catching up on sleep. But Hailey Anderson, a senior physics student at the University of Illinois, spends her free time in a different way: caring for her pet, Kharma.
Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers ranked in the top 10 for highest fatality rates by occupation last year.
Additionally, the “agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting” industry category was – again – the country’s deadliest industry, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics findings released on Monday. The findings show that the broad agriculture industry category was nearly seven times...
2014-09-18By Emma Weissmann/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- After five years of trying to get restaurant inspection reports on their Web site, public health officials finally succeeded this month.
The site — http://c-uphd.org/foodinspections.html — now delivers a wealth of information on the inspections, including the inspection history and scores for more than 1,000 food establishments.
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It's 8:30 on an autumn Wednesday morning and Heather Smith has a decaf pot in one hand and regular in the other. The five-stool bar at Merry Ann's Diner on Neil Street is occupied by men in Carhartts and camo hats, all of whom Heather addresses by name as she tops off their ceramic coffee mugs.
If only he were back in Bali. He would not have so many sleepless nights. His heart would not ache with sadness because of his inability to infuse the feeling of his beloved gamelan music into the hearts of his American students.
"How am I to make my students one with the music?" he has asked himself constantly.