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I put myself to the test

Choose the best way to finish this sentence:

Taking the SAT decades after your last algebra class is

a) innovative.
b) daring.
c) thoughtful.
d) really, really stupid.

I didn’t actually take the full SAT, for real; if I had, I would have prepared better.

Top of the Morning, April 9, 2017

Centennial's revered and retiring drama teacher, Sue Aldridge, has scheduled a fundraiser for "Clif Rocks" — the foundation named for her late son — on May 28 in Champaign. About 200 current and former students who have learned under Aldridge in her 26 years are expected back for the show, appropriately titled "Callbacks."

Champaign school board to vote on property purchases

CHAMPAIGN — The next step in the $87.1 million plan to build a 21st century Central High School could come in two days.

Fighting back against bullying

Courtney Wendell's middle school son doesn't even recognize when he's being bullied anymore.

It's that common.

"It genuinely breaks my heart," she says.

Deal with new Champaign superintendent still in works

CHAMPAIGN — It's been 19 days since the Champaign school board "tentatively" selected Unit 4's next superintendent from a field of three finalists.

But it's still not ready to make the identity of the chosen candidate public, board President Chris Kloeppel told The News-Gazette on Friday.

10 earn scholarships at MLK celebration

URBANA — Maritza Rodriguez says Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s spirit of service inspired her to pursue a career in nursing.

Kennedy Kindle-Reynolds says Dr. King’s faith inspired her to overcome her loss of hearing.

Nikita Pack says Dr. King’s pursuit of dreams inspired her to seek a career in zoology.

Top of the Morning: Jan. 9, 2017

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Coming Attractions: Future Central has plenty of choices to make

Glass walls. Mobile furniture. Natural lighting, and plenty of it.

The 21st-century high school, like the one taxpayers gave Unit 4 permission to build for $87.1 million, looks nothing like the one currently at 610 W. University Ave.

Out: dimly-lit, lecture-style classrooms with white boards, textbooks and desks in a row.