Cartoon of a student taking a test online.
Milo Skalicky/ for NPR Illinois
February 09, 2018

Illinois Plans To Part With PARCC

The controversial standardized tests known as PARCC could be on their way out after this spring. The Illinois State Board of Education plans to request sealed proposals for a new statewide exam next week. That’s in response to concerns from teachers and parents about the hours-long reading and math assessment that most third- and eighth-graders failed.

Darrell Hoemann/University of Illinois
February 09, 2018

Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’ In Urbana; Lessons From The Marriage Doctor; AG Candidate Renato Mariotti

On The 21st: We talk with director J.W. Morrissette about the Sondheim musical 'Assassins,' which is showing at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts in Urbana. Also, we get a few lessons from the marriage doctor Eli Finkel. Plus, we air the latest in our series of attorney general candidate interviews, this time with Renato Mariotti. 

The Hallene Gateway on the University of Illinois Urbana campus.
David Mercer/Illinois Public Media
February 09, 2018

UIUC Graduate Employee Union Plans To Strike

The graduate student employee union at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign announced yesterday that they plan to strike come Feb. 26.

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