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CANNES, France — A sharp, nearly perfect 21-minute movie about a 6th-grade girl caught in a tug of war between divorced parents, “Needle” was shot last summer in Chicago by School of the Art Institute film student Anahita Ghazvinizadeh....
In exactly one week, Los Angeles will wake up with a newly elected mayor. The lucky leader of 4 million restless campers with cracked sidewalks could be Wendy Greuel, the business-suited Valley kid who worked for Mayor Tom Bradley and President...
Given the semester from hell she just endured, it's not surprising that Florida Atlantic University president Mary Jane Saunders quit this week. In the end, Saunders couldn't please anyone and alienated just about everyone: trustees, students, faculty,...
You might find Cescily Washington teaching a dance class at a Chicago public school, standing before her young students dressed in her black leotard with her hair pulled back into a bun. Other times she's preparing for upcoming events, such as the North...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois assistant Alex Golesh says he inherited some wealth when he followed coach Tim Beckman from Toledo to Champaign to coach tight ends. Depth is a concern for Illinois at several position groups. His isn't one of them. "The...
Bored and visibly sneering as she fiddles with her cellphone while sitting at her desk, the grade school teacher barely takes notice of the sweet young girl challenged by learning disabilities. The student stands nervously before the blackboard,...
Old sayings are clichés, but they're oft repeated for the simple reason that they're usually true. Snooty writers such as columnists avoid that shorthand method of communicating an idea — obviously it's beneath our keen mental capacity — but...
Wait a sec. How did the Kevin James mixed martial arts movie end up a more convincing portrait of the plight of the American public school teacher than "Won't Back Down," a film that's actually about that subject? "Here Comes the Boom" begins not well,...
On Tuesday night, if you tune into PBS' one-hour special "TED Talks Education," you'll see host John Legend and an array of prominent speakers, including Bill Gates, giving impassioned talks about ways to reinvent education. You'll also see Chicago's...
Tags: PBS (tv network), Students, HIV, WTTW, Northwestern University
Before she was a young U.S. foreign service officer stationed in Afghanistan, before she and others were blown up by a bomb, before she was eulogized at Fenwick High School on Tuesday, Anne Smedinghoff was a girl. The temptation now is to see her only...
Tags: Students, Anne Smedinghoff, Al-Qaeda, John Kerry, Teachers
Herschella Conyers is an attorney who, along with several judges, recently invited a bunch of people to the University of Chicago to talk about violence and the growing number of teens getting entangled in the criminal justice system. Typically, these...
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