July 23, 2014
Schools: IMSA student takes gold in Mathematics Olympiad (Beacon News)
Math star James Tao again applied his winning formula to math competitions.
Tao, a graduate of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, won his second gold medal competing for Team USA at the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) July 23 through 24. After rigorous preparation, Tao competed against 600 of the best math students from more than 100 countries.
Fire knocks ISU solar car out of national competition (Bloomington Pantagraph)
A fire severely damaged the Illinois State University solar car participating in the Formula Sun Grand Prix track competition in Austin, Texas, preventing the ISU solar car team from competing in the American Solar Challenge road race that began Monday.
ACT edged out as state brings in new high school exams (Chicago Tribune)
The popular ACT college entrance exam has been bumped from the roster of required state tests in 2015, part of a wave of changes reshaping how and when Illinois students are tested, which drew criticism from educators across the Chicago region.
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