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Washington Times-Reporter - Washington, IL
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Continuing the effort to define what makes a good teacher, I’m following the advice of my most recent informant, which was “ask the kids.” In answer to the teacher question, I was told about a science project developed by two teachers in an upstate New York middle school. In this school there is team teaching, in which two teachers take a class within a specific grade, divide them in half for some subjects and have them together for others. This was a joint project they called “Mining,”...

Updated at 12:13 AM

So, funny things happen when you pray to be more loving. You get more opportunities to love — even when you’d rather not. That’s what happened to me at least when someone side swiped our car. The mirror and half the hubcap are gone...

Updated at 12:06 AM

These are trying times for Illinois school districts. Curriculum and testing changes are putting educators and students under extra pressure to reach higher goals. Their performance is being judged more closely than ever.  

Updated at 12:02 AM

Average retail gasoline prices in Illinois have fallen 10 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.19/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 4,378 gas outlets in Illinois. This compares with the national average that...

Updated at 10:25 PM

After tracing the BRCA1 and 2 genes through her paternal side, one 23-year-old made the life-changing decision to undergo a prophylactic double mastectomy as a preemptive strike against breast cancer.

Updated at 10:25 PM

Exercise-related injuries can be frustrating. Here's how to get on the mend in no time.

Updated at 9:32 PM

A Morton man was being sought Monday on charges he recorded unauthorized videos of a girl under age 18 more than two years ago.

Updated at 9:30 PM

ˇHola! It's Latin Night on Dancing with the Stars, and we've got plenty of steamy...

Posted at 8:05 PM

Live from New York, it's Leslie Jones!

Posted at 8:06 PM

Reality star Tori Spelling was hospitalized after suffering an awful coughing attack Saturday,...

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