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Illinois Supreme Court rules landmark pension law unconstitutional
Chicago Tribune
The Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled unconstitutional a landmark state pension law that aimed to scale back government worker benefits to erase a massive $105 billion retirement system debt, sending lawmakers and the new governor back to the negotiating table to try to solve the pressing financial issue.
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US Department of Education awards more than $24.8 million in elementary and secondary school counseling grants
U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $24.8 million to 67 schools districts in 26 states across the country to establish or expand counseling programs. Grantees will use funds to support counseling programs in elementary and secondary schools. Specifically, the new Elementary and Secondary School Counseling grant awards will aid schools in hiring qualified mental-health professionals with the goal of expanding the range, availability, quantity and quality of counseling services.
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My child struggles with writing: Why typical evaluations don't do the job
By Howard Margolis
Typical writing evaluations are often inadequate. Knowing this may help you convince school or private evaluators that your child needs a different kind of writing evaluation, one that might use but doesn't depend on standardized tests to compare him or her to other children. Instead, outside of standardized testing, it directly examines what he or she can and can't do well and tries to identify external barriers to progress. There are several important written requests you may need to send the school. If you're faced with resistance, there are possible actions to lessen or eliminate it.
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Study: Bullied children suffer significant mental health issues as adults
iSchoolGuide
A new study revealed bullied children experienced significant mental health issues as adults. It also showed that bullied children had more significant mental health issues in the long run than those mistreated by caregivers or parents.
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Changing times expanding the role of high school counselors
Chicago Tribune
Though some people may balk at the idea of working with teenagers, Michele Vieu views them as the future. A guidance counselor at Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Vieu, 33, sees teens doing amazing things every day.
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Carrot or stick? Punishments may guide behavior more effectively than rewards
Washington University School of Medicine via Medical Xpress
Which is more effective — the carrot or the stick? Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have devised a simple experiment to test the effects of rewards and punishments on behavior and have found that punishments seem to be more effective at influencing behavior than rewards.
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Poll: Illinois residents support charter schools
WNIJ-TV
A survey commissioned by the Illinois Network of Charter Schools shows support for school choice. The poll questioned mostly white voters. Most were reached via landlines and were outside of Cook County, where the vast majority of Illinois charter schools are located.
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U of I is letting you take all its MBA courses online — for free
Bloomberg via Crain's Chicago Business
Business-minded adults looking to squeeze in MBA classes will soon be able to skip the testing, paperwork and interviews that entrance to business school usually requires and take all the classes that a full two-year MBA program typically offers. Perhaps the most important part: They can do it without paying a dime.
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Illinois colleges with the best 'value-added'
The Huffington Post
It doesn't seem like going to college at any school would have a negative impact on a student. But some schools offer more value to students than others, even when those schools are similar based on traditional rankings standards. The Brookings Institution looked at colleges and universities in Illinois to determine their "value-added" — how useful it is for a student to attend a particular school over a similar school.
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Mental Health Awareness Month aims to knock down stigma
By Jessica Taylor
Words of hopelessness are spoken day in and day out from individuals with mental illnesses, but they're often pushed to the side. Because of the stigma around mental health, it’s harder for people who may need help to seek out the resources that are available to them. Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, there's no time like the present to discuss what can be done.
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Districts in Illinois add cyberbullying to behavior under schools’ purview
Daily Chronicle
These days, what happens on the computer can ripple throughout school hallways and classrooms. It's been coined cyberbullying, and it is now a violation of the Bullying Prevention Act and could result in bullies being asked to hand over online passwords to their social media accounts.
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