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These days signing a petition is as easy as typing in your name, town and pressing the submit button. This convenience in both signing and distributing online petitions has led to arguably millions more signatures for causes than the older methods of hand signed sheets of paper and phone calls.

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When HEART educator Chris Parrucci learned that Ringling Brothers Circus was coming to town, he thought it would be a great opportunity to teach a lesson on captive elephants.   For many children, seeing an elephant up close and doing tricks sounds like a dream come true, but upon further

  By Leona Sepulveda, HEART in Chicago Educator   As I write this, Chicago’s public school students are currently taking the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT). The testing began on March 2nd and will end on March 12th.  According to the CPS website, students are tested in math, reading, writing,