This is one of those good news/bad news stories. A series of state laws meant to reduce the number of kids getting kicked out of school appears to have worked. That’s the good news. But the bad news is: Those same laws also seem to have magnified racial disparities in school discipline.
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Hello, I am Rohan Ramkumar for the NPR Illinois PodCamp. Courtney Wick is a licensed professional counselor and art therapist at the Hope Institute. She’s also a local writer, artist, and performer in plays such as “Legally Blonde”. She is also currently the board president for the Springfield Area Arts Council and volunteers at lots of places such as the Animal Protective League and The Big Brother Big Sister foundation.
Hello, I’m Madelyn Moore for the 2018 NPR Illinois PodCamp. Lisa Clemmons Stott of Downtown Springfield Incorporated enjoys bringing the historical aspects of the city to life.
Rachael McRae, a fifth-grade teacher in central Illinois, was sitting on the couch the other day with her 4-month-old when she saw the email. "He was having a fussy day," she says, "so I was bouncing him in one arm, and started going through my emails on my phone, just to feel like I was getting something done." In her spam folder, she found an email from an organization called My Pay, My Say, urging her to drop her union membership. Last month, the Supreme Court in Janus v. AFCSME dealt a...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us4-4FrKa-c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZGQd4epoLc "It's really an amazing and tragic thing that blossomed. But ... if he didn't die, I wouldn't be here," Tonina Saputo says. "And that's nuts to think about. From tragedy there could be something born." Tonina, a singer, songwriter, bassist and poet, is referring to the 1991 plane crash that killed her uncle, St. Louis musician Tony Saputo, along with seven other members of Reba McEntire 's band. "The plane...
Boston Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Elizabeth Rowe has filed a lawsuit against the orchestra, claiming that she is making substantially less each year than her closest peer — a man. Rowe's suit was filed in Massachusetts' Suffolk County Superior Court on Monday morning, the day after a new, statewide equal pay law went into effect. Her suit may be the first gender pay equity claim filed under the Massachusetts Equal Pay Law (MEPA). She is asking for more than $200,000 in unpaid wages...