Stephen Wolfram delivering a lecture in 2015.

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News Local/State - December 11, 2019

Stephen Wolfram Discusses New Book, Signing Event

Stephen Wolfram has a rare public event in Champaign Wednesday evening. The CEO of one of the area’s largest tech companies, Wolfram Research, will be at Barnes and Noble tonight discussing and signing copies of his latest book, “Adventures of a Computational Explorer.”

Champaign Central High School

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News Local/State - December 10, 2019

Champaign ACLU, NAACP Call Out Lack Of Progress On Racial Equity In Unit 4 Schools

The Champaign County chapters of both the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) jointly sent a letter to the Champaign Community Unit School District 4 Board of Education and superintendent Susan Zola highlighting a lack of access to gifted and advanced placement classes for black Unit 4 students, as well as disparities in discipline and academic proficiency for black pupils as compared to their white peers.

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The 21st Show - December 10, 2019

Has Common Core Lived Up To Its Promises 10 Years Later?

It’s been about a decade since Illinois and states across the country adopted tougher learning standards for public schools. The goal of Common Core is to prevent kids from falling behind, but some say it hasn’t leveled the playing field.

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