Indiana judge says boy lacked remorse for school shooting

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy has shown no remorse for shooting his teacher and a classmate at his Indianapolis-area school, and he will remain the responsibility of the state juvenile court system until he is 18, an Indiana judge ruled Wednesday.

Teacher of the Week: Courtney Hemker

Meet COURTNEY HEMKER, an 18-year education veteran who currently teaches third grade at Oakwood Grade School. She started at Illinois State University with the goal of becoming the next Barbara Walters.

Blind Fannie May clerk trading chocolate for teaching

CHAMPAIGN — Brad Blair, the blind Fannie May candy store clerk in Champaign who uses braille labels to tell dozens of different chocolates apart, is leaving next month to pursue his dream career as a teacher.

Urbana teachers frustrated by 'top-down management' approach to changes

It's back to the bargaining table today for Unit 4 teachers, who remain at odds with district administration over a new contract as a potential strike nears.

Meanwhile, across Wright Street, their counterparts have concerns of their own.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 14, 2018

On Wednesdays, area students deliver the news in "High School Confidential." Something to get you to this week's edition:

Monday's episode of 'Jeopardy' had all of Urbana Uni High's attention.

2018-19 High School Confidential: Week 8

Welcome to Year 3 of High School Confidential, an ambitious project made possible by aspiring student journalists from every corner of our circulation area.

U.S. colleges attracting fewer new students from abroad

The number of foreign students heading to U.S. colleges and universities fell again last year, the second straight decline after more than a decade of growth, a new report finds.

Champaign school board rejects resolutions on arming teachers

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CHAMPAIGN — The Unit 4 school board formalized its stance against armed teachers in its schools Monday night when it rejected multiple resolutions recommended for adoption by the Illinois Association of School Boards.

UI studies find gratitude journals are the gift that keeps kids giving

URBANA — Parents who want to raise more generous and less materialistic kids may want to consider giving them journals.

A pair of studies co-authored by a University of Illinois expert in consumption values suggest children and teens who have a grateful disposition are less materialistic, and keeping a "gratitude journal" reduced materialism and its negative effects on generosity.

UI senate backs honorary degrees for 'M*A*S*H' star, first female Librarian of Congress

URBANA — Honorary degrees for Alan Alda and the first woman to head the Library of Congress won overwhelming support from the University of Illinois Academic Senate, though trustees still have to sign off.

A call for a sustainable campus landscaping plan and a clearer senate role in decisions to name academic units after donors also won approval at Monday's senate meeting.