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AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 19, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

New Law Aims To Prevent Student Athlete Concussions

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

Football practice at Sacred-Heart Griffin High School in Springfield, IL

High school coaches and athletic directors now must take a concussion training course under a law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.  A new law requires the IHSA to develop an online certification program.

Categories: Education, Health, Sports




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 12, 2014

A Closer Look At Unit Four’s Bond Referendum

By Jim Meadows

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(Duration: 4:06)

A sign in a field on Olympian Drive announces the site as the future home of Champaign Central High School

The Champaign Unit Four School District is asking voters to approve a bond referendum this November, for a major makeover of their high schools, Centennial and Central.

Categories: Education

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 12, 2014

Champaign School Board Puts High School Referendum On Ballot

By Jim Meadows

Members of the Champaign Unit Four School Board, seated during the Monday, August 11th meeting, in which a high school bond referendum was approved to go on the November ballot.

Champaign Unit Four school board members voted seven to nothing Monday night to put a bond referendum for new and more modern high school space on the November ballot.

Categories: Education

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 11, 2014

U Of I Labor Prof Looks At Court Ruling Over NCAA Images

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 3:49)

Last week, a federal judge ruled that college athletes can make money off commercial use of names and images, one of three recent rulings that could influence the future of NCAA football and basketball.

Categories: Education, Law, Sports

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 09, 2014

Department Head Discusses U Of I’s Reported Decision On Prof. Salaita

By Scott Cameron and Jim Meadows

A week after the University of Illinois reportedly withdrew a job offer to a professor who posted controversial comments on Twitter, the head of the department overseeing that position says the decision harms the university’s reputation and ability to attract talented professors.

Categories: Education, Technology


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