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Court rules on allegation that Seabreeze High School excluded a student with Down syndrome

Lance Avery plays the drums for mom Anni Suadi and friend Rilea Jackson, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. A judge sided with Volusia County Schools regarding a complaint filed by an Ormond Beach parent alleging the district and Seabreeze High School unfairly excluded her son, who has Down syndrome, and denied his electives. The final order […]

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Palos Park sisters help high school students improve literacy

After returning from a debate camp at Harvard University this summer, sisters Bella and Mia Narciso decided to create the Turn the Page Foundation to help disadvantaged high school students improve their reading skills. The foundation’s first partner is the iCan Dream Center in Tinley Park. The teens, who live in Palos Park, said they

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Clinton High School teacher receives a national award as part of the ‘Amazing Teacher’ program

Mary Lesko Kokenakes, left, who taught for many years at Madison High School but this year began teaching English at Clinton High School, was recently named an Amazing Teacher of the Month as part of the Amazing Teacher Awards promotion that is live on The Daily Telegram’s website. It is a national award through Gannett

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Plan for new South Side high school narrowly passed by Chicago Board of Education, amid both opposition and praise

Despite declining student enrollment in Chicago Public Schools and lingering concerns from neighborhood groups, the Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday narrowly approved a plan to purchase land and take the first steps toward building a proposed $120 million Near South Side high school. The board voted 4-3 in support of buying property at 23rd

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Prizker names Isoye chair of the Illinois State Board of Education.

Former Niles Township High School District 219 Superintendent Steven Isoye has been named chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education by Governor JB Pritzker, according to a statement from the governor’s office. Isoye, who served as superintendent of District 219 high schools from July 2016 through June 30, said he was honored with the

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Ultra-Processed Foods May Impair Cognition in Elderly

Processed or ultra-processed? An article earlier this year in the European Journal of Nutrition reported that high consumption of ultra-processed foods is linked to worse-than-average performance on one particular test of cognitive function in older US adults (60+ years-old) who did not have chronic diseases such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. The particular test was

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Amador High football team suspended after chat thread surfaces

The Amador County Office of Education is investigating a “chat thread” involving the varsity football team SUTTER CREEK, Calif. — The Amador High School varsity football team remains off the field indefinitely following word that the school district is investigating a “chat thread.” “It’s concerning. That’s a huge step for a supervisor or superintendent to

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UN: Exclusion of Afghan girls from high schools ‘shameful’

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United Nations on Sunday called for Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to reopen schools to girls in grades 7-12, calling the anniversary of their exclusion from high school “shameful.” The UN said it is concerned that the policy, together with other restrictions on basic freedoms, will contribute to a deepening of the country’s

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