Our First Line of Defense! KEYNOTE: Ben Silver, a community lawyer from Citizen Advocacy Center, joined our Wheeling High School students to explain the free services offered to students, parents, teachers, and community members. The Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC) is an award-winning, non-profit, non-partisan free community legal organization. Founded in 1994, CAC's mission is to build … Continue reading Citizen Advocacy Center
VIEW: State of the State - Civics in Illinois Dr. Shawn Healy, Democracy Program Director at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, outlines how the McCormick Foundation and others have made this legislation alive through a three-year implementation process. In 2015, HB 4025 (Public Act 99-0434) was signed into law, requiring that Illinois high school students … Continue reading How is Civics Education Being Implemented in Illinois Public Schools?
In an era of fake news, how do you discern what information is factual? In a series of free classes, Daily Herald editors and District 214 journalism teachers will educate the community on how to identify lies, spin and bias that might masquerade as news. You'll learn how words, photos, audio recordings and even video … Continue reading Daily Herald Teams with Community Education to Offer Classes on Fake News