A recent study by Stanford University found that many middle school, high school, and college students cannot tell the difference between real news and fake news. This may be because a lot of those students are getting their news from social media sites, rather than from credible news sources. You can click HERE to listen to or read National Public Radio’s Cory Turner’s story of a non-profit organization that has established a digital curriculum for high school students that helps them assess and determine whether the news they are receiving is real or fake.
There is still time left to enroll in the Jan. 5 and Jan. 19 full-service course start dates. Click HERE to view Illinois Virtual School’s course offerings. Students seeking credit-recovery courses can enroll and start at any time. Have a great 2017!
Normal Community West High School, in McClean County, and Heartland Community College have partnered to provide high school students with an opportunity to earn an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science while earning their high school diploma. 15 incoming freshmen will be chosen to participate in the dual-credit program, which will begin the summer before their junior year.
Click HERE to read an article in The Bloomington Pantagraph, about this partnership.