Tuesday AM News: A parents' helping hand, Principal's leadership, Nominees sought

It can be hard to do homework on your own when parents are hovering Tribune
It's the day of the science fair, and everyone is setting up his or her display. Some kids tested acid rain by pouring vinegar on plants. Other kids grew mold on bread. And you? You built a small engine and tested whether ethanol is better than gasoline. Looks like someone had serious help. Some kids have mothers or fathers who just won't back off when it comes to homework. What's a kid to do?

Principal led school through shooting Sun TImes
Barbara Palmer had been principal of Thornridge High School in Dolton for only a few weeks in 1986 when a 14-year-old student stood up in class one day and shot his math teacher.

Nominees sought for teaching award Naperville Sun
The Illinois State Board of Education is accepting nominations for the annual Illinois History Teacher of the Year award. The award honors experienced teachers who are dedicated to sharing with students an understanding of America's past.

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