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Emma Weissmann
September 04, 2013

What’s Next for Student Newspapers?

The Daily Illini recently announced they will no longer print a Friday edition of the paper. While it’s nothing new that newspapers are struggling, what does it mean that the problems facing traditional print media have now trickled down to include student publications?


Gibson City first graders classify mammals in a PBS LearningMedia activity.
September 02, 2013

One Child at a Time: Custom Learning in the Digital Age

In most American schools, every student is taught the same basic material at the same basic rate. But school doesn't have to be like that. This hour on Focus, we’ll hear a special documentary produced by AmericanRadioWorks about the rise of “customized learning.”


graphic textbook cover
Photo Courtesy of Reading with Pictures
May 15, 2013

Reading with Pictures

Do you love comics? Have you ever learned anything from one? This hour on Focus, we talk about reading with pictures and how comics can help kids learn. 


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