Jazz legend Christian McBride is performing and teaching on the U of I campus this week

URBANA — It is a busy week of learning and performing for students in the jazz studies department on the University of Illinois Urbana campus. Listen to Brian Moline’s conversation with Dr. Barrington Coleman here. Jazz bassist Christian McBride and his bandmates have been teaching masterclasses on campus this week, leading up to a performance […]

The education culture war is raging. But for most parents, it’s background noise

WASHINGTON — Math textbooks axed for their treatment of race; a viral Twitter account directing ire at LGBTQ teachers; a state law forbidding classroom discussion of sexual identity in younger grades; a board book for babies targeted as “pornographic.” Lately it seems there’s a new controversy erupting every day over how race, gender or history […]