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Twin peaks: Kopinskis leave behind a mountain of achievements

Twin peaks: Kopinskis leave behind a mountain of achievements

By Christopher Kennedy

April 29, 2015

“Not again.” That’s what went through Tim Kopinski’s head when his twin sister Melissa decided to join him to play tennis at Illinois. Through junior tennis and high school, Tim had always been “Melissa’s brother” — constantly overshadowed by his sister. Tim would come home beaming wit...

School data finds that public school racial disparities persist

School data finds that public school racial disparities persist

By Tyler Davis

April 8, 2014

Black students in Champaign-Urbana are more likely than white students to be disciplined and are less likely to enroll in higher-level courses, according to public school data from the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights 2011 Data Collection report.  These self-reported numbers fall in line with ...