Friday, January 15, 2021

Academics

Periodic table with superheroes and apps helps

Researchers say students retain learning better in chemistry if small modifications are made to the subject's main tool.

Trump impeached — again

A handful of student newspapers have been quick to enter opinions and editorials on the president's 2nd impeachment.

Wash. Mon. closed; fears of violence in 50 states

IL students continue to write about the events at the US Capitol Wednesday. State governments get ready for more.

Wyo. lawsuit says school ignored student rape

School officials must "immediately" report any suspicion of abuse of minor students; they're liable under Title IX if they don't report sexual assaults.

Md. National Guard was 1st on terrorist scene

The Md. National Guard was called in to help during the riot Wednesday at the US Capitol, and troops are now stationed in Washington for a while.

Arts

Movie review: Mank

Students from IL and KS review the new Netflix release, Mank, about the influence of the filmmaking art in America.

Marching band changes during the pandemic

Marching band has been greatly diminished by the Covid-19 pandemic; some schools have made various adjustments to the program.

Study links music achievement with other subjects

Music study can help a student's mind develop in all ways it can be developed, a new study from Kansas suggests. Don't sacrifice it.

An Iowa City show choir goes virtual

The 4th Ave. Jazz Co. show choir at Iowa City HS, like everything else at the school, faces a few weeks of virtual rehearsals.

Athletics

Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to 3 golfers

Golf took prominence at the White House Thursday, coming at the end of a historic cutting short of the high school season in Illinois.

College recruiting changes & cuts to athletics

High school athletes are facing additional challenges because of the pandemic, including recruiting changes and dropped programs.

Periodic table with superheroes and apps helps

Researchers say students retain learning better in chemistry if small modifications are made to the subject's main tool.

Wyo. lawsuit says school ignored student rape

School officials must "immediately" report any suspicion of abuse of minor students; they're liable under Title IX if they don't report sexual assaults.

Trump impeached — again

A handful of student newspapers have been quick to enter opinions and editorials on the president's 2nd impeachment.

Wash. Mon. closed; fears of violence in 50 states

IL students continue to write about the events at the US Capitol Wednesday. State governments get ready for more.

Recent Stories

Baltimore Co. parents rally to reopen schools

Some parents in Baltimore County, Md., joined a rally outside district offices Sat., to encourage the faster return to in-person instruction.

Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to 3 golfers

Golf took prominence at the White House Thursday, coming at the end of a historic cutting short of the high school season in Illinois.

It’s National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day comes this year 3 days after a brave effort by dedicated officers called to the US Capitol.

Student news roundup: Assault on US Capitol

Students and schools in the US have been affected by the riots at the US Capitol Wednesday, and they have much to say about it.

Student Reports

Trump impeached — again

A handful of student newspapers have been quick to enter opinions and editorials on the president's 2nd impeachment.

Wash. Mon. closed; fears of violence in 50 states

IL students continue to write about the events at the US Capitol Wednesday. State governments get ready for more.

Student news roundup: Assault on US Capitol

Students and schools in the US have been affected by the riots at the US Capitol Wednesday, and they have much to say about it.

High School New Year’s Resolutions

What are your New Year's Resolutions, if you make them? Here are a few I would suggest for schools, once they reopen.

Movie review: Mank

Students from IL and KS review the new Netflix release, Mank, about the influence of the filmmaking art in America.

IL district joins JUUL Labs lawsuit

Disposable tobacco products also threaten student health. While the lawsuit is about money and resources, student safety is at the core.

Supreme Court balances religious school closures

Some religious schools, which don't answer to public boards, have in-person learning. But what if the governor orders it to stop?

Bremen H.S. student drive buses food to kids

Students at a Chicago-area high school collected and donated food to children at a nearby elementary school. Let's hope it catches on.

Clinton, Bush, Obama say they’ll get vaccinated

Vaccines against Covid-19 are making their way through government regulatory agencies; the 3 living former presidents say they're ready.

Fla. schools must plan to catch remote students up

Schools in Fla. must offer families a choice of continued e-learning through next semester. More choices must be offered if students fall behind.

Heartbreak as remote learning drags us down

Math scores drop this year as students use more remote learning. Mental health issues increase. Also, eat healthy at home.

Maryland & Illinois

Baltimore Co. parents rally to reopen schools

Some parents in Baltimore County, Md., joined a rally outside district offices Sat., to encourage the faster return to in-person instruction.

Md. puts teachers in vaccine Phase 1B

Teachers in Md. will be in line to get vaccinated against Covid-19 sooner than expected, thanks to a governor who prioritized their job function.

3 US reps who signed on to the Texas lawsuit

A lawsuit brought by Texas asked the Supreme Court to overturn the election; 2 US reps from IL and 1 from MD signed on.

IL district joins JUUL Labs lawsuit

Disposable tobacco products also threaten student health. While the lawsuit is about money and resources, student safety is at the core.

Bremen H.S. student drive buses food to kids

Students at a Chicago-area high school collected and donated food to children at a nearby elementary school. Let's hope it catches on.