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Actors act, even in a pandemic. But what high school students are doing now is more subtle than the way they usually tread the boards.

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Education has been deeply impacted by both the COVID-19 pandemic and rising pressure to end racism. 

Local education administrators detailed how they’re responding to the concurrent issues during a virtual Bloomington-Normal NAACP town hall Thursday night.

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As teachers prepare for the start of remote learning this fall, those who teach American history and civics are deciding how they'll talk to students about the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor—and the social justice movement that developed over the summer.

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The Illinois State University Lab Schools are following Unit 5 and District 87 in telling parents and families the fall term will start with online classes.

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Unit 5 high schools aren’t the only ones rolling out a new grading system.

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The question whether an eighth-grade student at Illinois State University’s Thomas Metcalf lab school sexually harassed a female classmate by asking her for a semi-nude photo is the central issue of a lawsuit filed by the boy’s parents in McLean County court.

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A University High School cheerleading coach’s alleged comments to a 17-year-old student at a LaSalle County hotel were not criminal and won’t result in any charges, the North Utica police chief said Monday.

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Editor's note: Four days after this story was published, the Utica police chief told WGLT it appears no formal charges will be filed against Miller in this case. That updated story is available online.

A Bloomington-Normal cheerleading coach and teacher has been placed on leave as authorities investigate an alleged incident at a hotel in LaSalle County.

Adam Larson's new album "Listen with Your Eyes" is now available
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It's been a busy few months for Normal native Adam Larson.

The acclaimed saxophonist and composer recently moved from New York City to Kansas City. His new album "Listen with Your Eyes" drops today. And he learned he'll be inducted in the University High School Alumni Hall of Fame next month. The latter caught him off-guard.

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The new gender columnist for The Washington Post says the Kavanaugh hearings showed we are in a desperately important time to be asking questions about what it means to be a woman and a man.

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University High School students and faculty participated in a full-scale emergency drill Friday at Redbird Arena that included a reunification process between parents and students.