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When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents?

Readers Nick and Riela have both written to ask how and when English colonists in America lost their British accents and how American accents came about. Revolutionary War Reenactment Image via Shutterstock There are many, many evolving regional British and … Continue reading

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2 North Side Chicago high schools last to offer International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

by Fran Spielman City Hall Reporter/ fspielman@suntimes.com December 13, 2012 Source: Chicago Sun-Times Two North Side High Schools — Taft and Lincoln Park —will become the last of six promised Chicago Public high schools devoted exclusively to International Baccalaureate diploma … Continue reading

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Walter Payton College Prep: Math, Science & World Language Academy

High School Education Takes on a Global Dimension New doors open as students at Chicago’s Walter Payton College Prep learn an international perspective reinforced by four years of language study, global videoconferences, and travel abroad. For more resources for language … Continue reading

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Black Eyed Peas: I got a feeling on Oprah

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How to Keep Your Job: Principled Principals

For any teacher, it goes without saying that keeping your job is important to you. In today’s difficult global economy, it’s a topic that merits your attention. At the same time, it’s a complex topic that allows only generalizations. Why? … Continue reading

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Harvard School of Excellence: A Turnaround Model in Chicago

Before 2007, the Harvard School for Excellence was struggling. Ranked among the ten worst elementary schools in all of Illinois, Harvard needed radical change. Now, three years later, it typifies the key components of the turnaround model: hire a new … Continue reading

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Some Illinois Public School Teachers Earning Six-Figure Salaries, But Not Many

Chicago Sun-Times: http://www.suntimes.com/5484550-417/some-illinois-public-school-teachers-earning-six-figure-salaries.html Want to wind up making at least six figures as a public school teacher? Send your resume to Highland Park or Deerfield High School, both in Township High School District 113. The district — which has no … Continue reading

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