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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.

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.

Dance for people with Parkinson's class

Courtesy of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

The 21st Show - December 09, 2019

How Dance Classes Can Help People Living With Parkinson’s Disease

There’s a growing body of research that suggests dance and the arts can be beneficial for both the mental and physical health of people living with Parkinson’s. That’s a disease that affects the central nervous system, which can make certain movements difficult. 

Illinois Public Media

The 21st Show - December 09, 2019

Stressed Out By Politics? You’re Not Alone

Keeping up with the news can feel overwhelming for many people. According to the latest ‘Stress in America’ report from the American Psychological Association, Americans say various issues in the news—like health care, mass shootings and the upcoming election—are significant sources of stress.

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