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.

Illinois Public Media

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.

The US Capitol.

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News Local/State - December 10, 2019

WATCH/LISTEN: House Democrats On Articles Of Impeachment

The chairs of the House committees leading the impeachment inquiry are holding a press conference to unveil the articles of impeachment against President Trump. Watch their remarks live.

Elissa Johnson, regional director for the U.S. Census Bureau, presents to Illinois Rural partners.

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News Local/State - December 10, 2019

Rural Illinois Prepares For 2020 Census

Illinois is in a precarious position when it comes to the 2020 census. The count determines congressional representation, and the state is at risk for losing up to two seats.

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