2 left standing in Chicagoland wars of words Tribune
Kiara Jones had one word to go.
"Facsimile," said the pronouncer.
Just one last word.
The Ray Elementary School 6th grader had already spelled her way through words such as lariat, recalcitrant and dahlia, making it to the final round of the Chicagoland Spelling Bee city finals Wednesday at downtown's Harold Washington Library.
With all the qualms parents have about the Internet, from worrying about sexual predators to whether their kids spend too much time online, here's another one: It can teach them how to cheat.
Gay awareness panel roils school Tribune
Some parents have accused Deerfield High School of promoting a homosexual agenda by allowing gay students to speak before freshman classes about their personal experiences, cite research and invite questions.
Blagojevich offers big plans backed by big tax hikes Sun Times
Illinois would see the largest tax increase in its history under Gov. Rod Blagojevich's plan to provide health care for the uninsured and ramp up state support for education.
Teachers' residency near its end? Sun Times
The Chicago Teachers Union scored a major victory Wednesday in its two-decade fight to dump a requirement that Chicago teachers live in the city.
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