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UIC Prof Can Tell You When You'll Die, Sort Of

UIC Prof Can Tell You When You'll Die, Sort Of

The "Face My Age" website will take your selfies and reveal how long you might live.
Chicago Teachers Talked to Like Children in 'Teach to the Test' Video

Chicago Teachers Talked to Like Children in 'Teach to the Test' Video

Chicago schools becoming a flashpoint in battle over standardized testing.
CPS Schools to Close Tuesday

CPS Schools to Close Tuesday

All Chicago Public Schools are closing Tuesday due to the cold temperatures expected.
CPS Closing Schools Monday

CPS Closing Schools Monday

The decision came late Sunday afternoon after the district was criticized by the union for planning to hold classes.
Montessori School Coming to Montrose and Lincoln

Montessori School Coming to Montrose and Lincoln

The school hopes to open in the empty storefront early next year.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
Parents: Are Your Kids Safe at School?

Parents: Are Your Kids Safe at School?

Are kids in the cross-hairs when it comes to potential gun violence at schools?
Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

The debate over homework rages among American parents and educators, and many question its value altogether.
Caribou Coffee's Removal of LGBT Painting Sparks Controversy

Caribou Coffee's Removal of LGBT Painting Sparks Controversy

The Northbrook coffee shop removed a homecoming image painted by a high school club after receiving complaints. Its corporate office said the store should not have done so.
Private School Options Expanding in Chicago

Private School Options Expanding in Chicago

Six private schools are either slated to open or expand in the city, according to Crain's Chicago Business.
Queen of Angels Earns National Recognition as Blue Ribbon School

Queen of Angels Earns National Recognition as Blue Ribbon School

The 103-year-old school joins less than 300 across the country named to the list and the only neighborhood school to earn the award.
Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Reports of severe allergic reactions have spiked, but that doesn’t mean your kid’s PB&J’s are banned.
Ravenswood Elementary Chosen for $750K Grant to Revamp Playground

Ravenswood Elementary Chosen for $750K Grant to Revamp Playground

The elementary school was one of 13 across the state and the only Chicago recipient awarded the grant.