U.S. mathematics team finishes fourth behind Korea, China, Vietnam

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer RIO DE JANEIRO (UPI) — The U.S. International Mathematical Olympiad team finished in fourth place in international competition, taking home gold and silver medals, the Mathematical Association of America announced. The U.S. International Mathematical Olympiad math team finished in the 2017 competition More...

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By Guest Poster On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Remembering Henry David Thoreau and Civil Disobedience

Today, July 12, marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, known best for chronicling his experiment in simple and self-sufficient living in Walden. Less remembered, however, is that while More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Do Schools Really Need More Money?

Image credit: ajari from Japan                                    CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons A common chorus of if/then statements dominates most contemporary discussions of education reform: More...

By Reuters On Saturday, July 1st, 2017
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Illinois man charged in disappearance of Chinese scholar

Brendan O’Brien Reuters CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Reuters) — An Illinois man was charged on Friday with abducting a Chinese student who investigators believe is now dead, a court document showed. Brendt Christensen, More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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Illinois Conservation Foundation announces 2017 Conservation Achievement Scholarship winners

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) – The Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) today announced the selections of Patricia Calderon of Chicago and Jacob Handel of Sycamore as recipients of the 2017 Conservation More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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College tuition has little link to state funding, analyst determines

College tuition tends to rise regardless of how much money the state puts toward education, a new study reveals. Tuition goes up no matter what state legislators do,” analyst Preston Cooper wrote after studying More...