Monday, November 22, 2010

Cheers & Jeers: Lanphier students get great introduction to teaching

CHEERS to the 10 Lanphier High School seniors taking part in the school’s Teaching Academy. By taking part in the academy, these students are getting a look at the teaching profession they plan to pursue as a career. Students who graduate from the program who are subsequently accepted into a special program at the University of Illinois Springfield are guaranteed a job in a local school district if they graduate from UIS.

CHEERS to the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois Springfield, which recently was awarded a grant of $687,448 to pay for DNA testing in the cases it pursues. “This gives us the opportunity to examine cases that haven’t received resources before,” said Bill Clutter, director of investigations for the project. “It gives us resources to investigate requests we previously had to just file away.”

The two "cheers" were featured in a November 22, 2010, opinions article in The State Journal-Register.

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