Assassins players often document their "kills" via social media. These are some of the images posted in 2016 by students in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn.


August 02, 2018

Killjoy: Is Gameplay Okay In The Age Of Massacres?

At Springfield High School, Ethan Doyle is an honors student, a member of the baseball team, the investment club, and an elite student group known as Superintendent’s Roundtable. But perhaps his most notable accomplishment came during the spring of his sophomore year, when he assassinated more of his classmates than anybody else.

A school classroom.

Flickr/DCJohn (NC BY 2.0)

July 31, 2018

Go Ahead Of The Class

A new Illinois law will give gifted children the chance to move ahead in public schools.

Delia Barajas and Elizabeth Morales, members of the community group Ixchel, review materials they’ve used to educate Cicero and Berwyn residents about school discipline and racial disparities.

April Alonso/The Chicago Reporter

July 20, 2018

Racial Disparities Persist In School Discipline

A series of state laws meant to reduce the number of kids getting kicked out of school appears to have worked. That’s the good news. But the bad news is: Those same laws also seem to have magnified racial disparities in school discipline.

The University of Illinois Energy Farm, just south of Urbana.

Madelyn Beck/Harvest Public Media

July 20, 2018

Help Or Hinder? Federal Agencies At Odds Over Biofuels

Scott Pruitt’s resignation from the Environmental Protection Agency this month has many in the renewable fuel industry hoping that federal agencies will get on the same page.

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