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East Peoria Times-Courier - East Peoria, IL
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At the same time that the failures of our educational system have given rise to the call for universal standards for achievement in basic subjects, criticism has also been heard that the pressure for academic achievement has led to a constricted education that does not serve well either young people or society. The “race to the top” has become a race in which the prize for the winners is economic success and acceptance to elite schools, and are the goals of parents and therefore of their...

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Tip of the WeekInstead of a hefty investment in a full bathroom remodeling, some simple and affordable changes can make a noticeable difference. Here are some that can be done in a single weekend:

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July 29Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Day

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From Italy to Sonoma, here's a guide to Honest Cooking's favorite whites in different categories and price levels.

Updated at 10:26 PM

Beware—these 8 harmful ingredients are lurking in everyday food products.

Updated at 9:44 PM

An apparently stressed military veteran surrendered with no violence Monday morning after more than a dozen area police officers rushed to the scene in response to his telephoned threats of killings and suicide in Hopedale.

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Mike Sorrentino, better known as "The Situation" from Jersey Shore, has found...

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[WARNING: The following story reveals the winner of ABC's The Bachelorette. Read at your own risk].Another 

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Reid Scott, you may pick up your Luckiest Man Alive trophy whenever you're ready. Scott, who plays Dan...

Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Our last trip to Middle Earth is still a few months away, but now we have a glimpse at what the final chapter in The Hobbit saga, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," has in store for us.

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