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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 06, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

70 Years On, A Normandy Village Honors Aging WWII Veterans

By Eleanor Beardsley

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(Duration: 4:32)

Lucien (left) and Germaine Rigault lean out of their home in La Cambe, a tiny village in Normandy a short distance from Omaha Beach. The couple, in their 80s, were in La Cambe during the Allied landing on June 6, 1944, and live there still. "We

Germaine and Lucien Rigault, 86 and 89 years old, respectively, lean out their first-floor window, watching people go by. They were here in the tiny French hamlet of La Cambe on June 6, 1944, the day the Allies invaded Normandy and began the liberation of France and Europe from Nazi control during World War II.

Categories: Education, History

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 04, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

For New College Grads, Finding Mental Health Care Can Be Tough

By Maanvi Singh

Finding a good therapist can take time, especially in a new city.

For many young people, college graduation marks the entry into what grown-ups call "the real world." But if you're a new graduate with a mental health condition, the transition can be especially challenging.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 03, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

The Common Core Curriculum Void

By Cory Turner

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(Duration: 7:19)

Just some of the more than 700 math books that have been reviewed for Common Core alignment by professor William Schmidt and his team at Michigan State's Center for the Study of Curriculum.

Right now, America's schools are in a sprint. Forty-four states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core Standards. That means new learning benchmarks for millions of kids from kindergarten through high school. And, for many of them, the Core will feel tougher than what they're used to. Because it is tougher.

Categories: Education


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - June 02, 2014

Legislative Recap: What Lawmakers Did & Didn’t Do

By Bill Wheelhouse, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

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(Duration: 3:46)

The Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield, Ill.

The Illinois Legislature adjourned its spring session having passed a new state budget and other key measures, but leaving some business undone. Here's a look at what passed and what didn't:  





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