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Obituary: George Cooper

The executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, a graduate of Illinois, has died.



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Obituary: Beverly Hall

The former superintendent in the middle of the test cheating scandal in Atlanta died of breast cancer, leaving her case and legacy unresolved.


Teachers’ strikes are illegal in most states

In case you’re wondering about the legality of teachers’ strikes, they are legal in Illinois and 12 other states. But that’s all, primarily because most state legislatures have put education on par with police and fire protection as essential services provided by government.