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With school starting soon, several Chicago communities said goodbye to summer while celebrating education on Saturday.

The 51st annual Englewood Back to School Parade touted a theme of education as a key to the future.

"I had a really fun time this summer, so I'm kind of disappointed that it's going to be over, but I'm ready for 7th grade," said parade-goer Mariah Jones.

Its where Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard emphasized the importance of first day attendance, especially in light of the district's multimillion dollar deficit.


By all accounts, political polarization has made America ungovernable. Speaking in Holland, Mich., President Obama declared, "There is nothing wrong with our country. There is something wrong with our politics." He went on to say that we were experiencing the "worst kind of partisanship" and "the worst kind of gridlock."

Already, pundits are speculating that the president is going to run for reelection much the same way Harry Truman did in 1948, by declaring that he can't govern with a "do-nothing congress."


A rule requiring high school students to take online courses has made its way to the Idaho State Board of Education, despite heavy opposition at public hearings across the state.

A subcommittee of the Idaho State Board of Education voted Thursday to recommend that the full board pass the rule, which would require the class of 2016 ? and all students coming after ? to take two online courses to graduate.