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.
(Cory Turner/NPR)
June 03, 2014

The Common Core Curriculum Void

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.


June 02, 2014

Advocates Go After Rauner On Same-Sex Marriage

Advocates for gay marriage are blasting Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner's stance on the issue as Illinois' new law allowing same-sex marriages takes effect statewide.


Prosperity Gardens bus.
(Bria Purdiman/ WILL)
June 02, 2014

Prosperity Gardens Going Mobile

One community garden is getting the wheels turning on a mobile produce market. Prosperity Gardens is serving the community in a new way.


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