Asean Johnson, whose school has since been spared, brings a rally crowd to its feet during a speech about the potential school closings.
Keeping kids learning during the summer can be a challenge, but the planetarium has developed a new program to help parents explore and enjoy science with their children.
Some schools haven't had play time for decades, which parents and child-development experts say is stunting intellectual and social growth.
Illinois could soon join nine other states with a required school start age at five-years-old.
Parents can expect to spend between $200,000 and $500,000 on a child from birth to age 17. Plus, college costs.
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