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Proposed Illinois law would allow government bodies to declare bankruptcy
WFLD-TV
If you're short on money and can't pay your bills, you can go to court and declare bankruptcy. But that legal tool is not available to cities and school districts in Illinois. Now, some politicians, including Gov. Bruce Rauner, are looking to change that. They are pushing for a new law that would give government bodies the ability to declare bankruptcy in the face of crushing pension debt.
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The Use of Data in School Counseling
Presented by Trish Hatch
Sponsored by Universal Technical Institute and ISCA

Brief Description of Workshop:
This workshop is designed to provide participants with attitudes, knowledge and skills to use data to design, implement, evaluate and improve their school counseling program. Includes specifics for administrators hiring, use of time and evaluation.

Location/Date/Time of Workshop:
Friday, Sept. 11, 2015
7:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. — Earn 6 CEs or PDs
Universal Technical Institute
2611 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, IL 60532

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Evidence Based School Counseling
Presented by Brett Zyromski
Sponsored by ISCA

Brief Description of Workshop:
Provide school counselors with a visual representation to apply to create an evidence-based, data-driven comprehensive school counseling program that also achieves RAMP status.

Location/Date/Time of Workshop:
Friday, Dec. 4, 2015
8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Earn 6 CEs or PDs
Springfield, Illinois — Location TBA

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Illinois teen with Down syndrome elected prom queen
WABC-TV
A Bartlett High School senior became the school's first-ever special needs student elected prom queen. Brittany Corder enjoys dance and has lots of friends — just the sort of description you might expect of the prom queen.
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Study: Toddlers with siblings have higher EQ
Counsel & Heal
Toddlers, especially those with siblings, have higher EQs than previously believed, according to a new study. The latest study, performed by researchers at Georgia State University and University of Washington, revealed that children between aged two to three understand how the sounds they make influence others.
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Crystal Lake vs. District 155 bleacher case: Illinois Supreme Court justices quiz attorneys
Northwest Herald
Community High School District 155 — or any other school district in the state — could build a 20-story building next to homes or construct a farm with 20 head of cattle in the middle of a town, the school district's attorney said.
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Animals can ease social anxiety in autistic kids
PsychCentral.com
New research has shown that when animals are present, children with autism spectrum disorders have lower readings on a device that detects anxiety when interacting with their peers.
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Survey finds US schools ramping up safety measures
The Associated Press via ABC News
U.S. public schools beefed up security measures with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a government survey.
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What not to say to someone with obsessive-compulsive disorder
U.S. News & World Report
Maybe you have a roommate who constantly worries that she left her hair straightener turned on — even if she remembers unplugging it earlier that morning. Perhaps your spouse is so fixated on keeping a section of the house clean — say, a countertop or swath of floor — that he or she ignores an overflowing sink or a full trash can. You might have a friend who likes to count things — mailboxes, cracks in the sidewalk, lampposts. Or maybe your father confided in you that he experiences intrusive and disturbing thoughts he can't cast aside no matter how hard he tries.
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Teen sleep tied to substance use
PsychCentral.com
A new study has found that teens who sleep less or stay up later are significantly more likely to have used alcohol and marijuana over the past month when compared to teens who report better sleep patterns.
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