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Sun StaffThe U.S.-led invasion of Iraq - called the "first war of the Internet age" - is showing how much the communications medium has adapted in its relatively recent life. Major news sites on the Web have handled from 30 percent to 100 percent more traffic...
Chicago Tribune Staff WriterWhen Jason Baker landed a machine tool programming job seven years ago, he thought his career was set. The son of a toolmaker, Baker was 19 and already making good money using skills his father taught him as a youngster. Then a couple of years ago, B.A....
Sun StaffWhile Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley has faced criticism from Annapolis for his decision to nearly drain the city's rainy day reserve to bail out the school system, financial experts are not alarmed by the decision to use the fund as a temporary salve....
This summer, teenagers will canvass in support of politicians, help nurses in hospitals or tweet as part of a company's social media effort. They're still in high school but they are working unpaid internships — sometimes even paying thousands of...
The Columbus DispatchMost children who came to kindergarten in Columbus schools without knowing the ABCs, which way to hold a book or other important early-reading skills remained behind when they reached third grade. Two out of 3 of those children did not pass the third-...
Education Week, Bethesda, Md.With the completion of new standards intended to reshape science education, the real heavy lifting now begins. First, states must decide whether to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards developed by a coalition of 26 states and several national...
Mary Novotny Jeffries was 11 when she lost her right leg, from the hip down, to bone cancer. When she returned to the home she shared with her parents and eight siblings on Chicago's South Side, everything — and nothing — had changed. "I...
Change of SubjectEvidently not. The Chronicle of HIgher Education has posted a list of the top 100 salaries of public-university presidents (by total compensation package: Graham B. Spanier Pennsylvania State University at University Park $2,906,721 (1st) Jay Gogue Auburn...
RedEyeWest suburban Downers Grove resident Amy Hebert has heard it all. Is she always eating at Chili's? Doesn't she get sick of driving everywhere? Aren't the suburbs just a bunch of chain stores? Hebert's answer to all of the above is "no." After three...
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The four Stone kids always were a competitive bunch, especially the three youngest siblings who were separated by three school grades while being home-schooled together. "They worked very hard to keep up with each other — and beat each other," said...
Richard Herman doesn't have to do much teaching as part of his $212,000 faculty job at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When he resigned as chancellor after a high-profile admissions scandal, he made a deal to teach just two classes a...
The News & ObserverDuring the past four years, as Democrats and Republicans battled over sales and income taxes, higher tuition at state universities and the loss of 4,350 teachers in public schools, a substantial amount of money slipped through the fingers of state...
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