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Students sue to open Yale fraternities to women

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Three women who attend Yale University sued the school and nine all-male fraternities Tuesday, seeking to force the social organizations to admit women in response to alleged sexual assault, harassment and discrimination.

Denver teachers strike for 2nd day; talks to resume

DENVER (AP) — The teacher strike in Denver entered a second day Tuesday with educators disputing pay back on the picket lines and union and school officials set to resume negotiations in an effort to end the walkout.

The strike affecting about 71,000 students in the school district began Monday after last-minute negotiations broke down over the weekend.

New Oakwood superintendent has ties to many area districts

OAKWOOD — One Vermilion County school district has wrapped up its search for a new leader, while another district will be launching one.

The Oakwood school board on Monday unanimously approved a three-year contract with Larry Maynard to serve as superintendent.

Like other schools, UI has moved to keep Huawei disconnected on campus

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois took steps in 2016 to forbid equipment from a Chinese telecommunications-equipment maker that the U.S. government now considers a national-security threat.

Champaign school board opens Central expansion project for bidding

CHAMPAIGN — Progress marches on for the Champaign school district's Central High School expansion, as board members approved opening up the project for bidding this Friday.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 12, 2019

There aren't many dull moments for Oakwood High School senior PAITON FRERICHS, who plays three sports (volleyball, basketball, softball) and keeps stats for a fourth (football).

Denver teachers go on strike

DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers went on strike Monday after failing to reach a deal with administrators on pay in the latest example of educator discontent, following a wave of walkouts over the last year.

Pritzker releases 11 transition reports

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker released his transition-team reports on his 20th day in office.

Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Julianna Stratton on Friday publicized 11 reports covering topics ranging from the budget to future leaders.

Tricia Stiller/review | Parkland students do a fine job with Neil Simon's earliest work

Late last summer, we said goodbye to beloved playwright Neil Simon, who died peacefully at the age of 91. Simon is remembered as a prolific writer, an insightful humorist who penned more than 30 plays and just as many screenplays (though those were mostly screen adaptations of his plays).

Wired In: Aron K. Barbey

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood profiles a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet ARON K. BARBEY, the University of Illinois professor of psychology, neuroscience and bioengineering who is director of the Center for Brain Plasticity, the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory and the Intelligence, Learning and Plasticity Initiative.

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