Ava Kadishson Schieber poses with Hoy reporter Azra Halilovic following an interview on Friday, January 11, 2012. Both fled former Yugoslavia due to religious persecution — Kadishson Schieber from the communists in 1949, and Halilovic from the Chetniks in 1992.

Yugoslavian Holocaust survivor revisits past in art, inspires hope

Ava Kadishson Schieber fled her hometown of Novi Sad, Serbia in 1949 when it was overrun by Nazis and later subjugated by the communist regime that the artist and writer could begin a new life and express her creativity.

The official US Census form, pictured on March 18, 2010 in Washington, DC, is required to be filled out and returned to the US Government by April 1, 2010. The all-important US tally determines everything from the number of seats a district is entitled in the US Congress, to the amount of dollars jurisdictions are given for federal projects. The first census was taken in 1790, when the population of the country was less than the current population of Los Angeles -- around four million. AFP PHOTO / Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

How the Census blurs cultural identity, language

The U.S. Census Bureau is not distinguishing among several languages and nations of former Yugoslavia, hitting a sensitive nerve for many people.

Advance Illinois Board Co-Chair Bill Daley and Executive Director Robin Steans speak to members of the City Club of Chicago at a breakfast meeting at Maggiano's Banquets in Chicago, Tuesday, November 13, 2012. They presented the organization's biennial report, which offers cross-cutting analysis on the state of education in Illinois and grades the system. Advance Illinois is a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening public education in Illinois. (Heather Charles/ Chicago Tribune)

How we’re skirting around the core of public school reform

You can read the report online, but this was just my two cents worth of what was said and not said beyond the print of a glossy 30-page brochure I’m skeptical most parents would read anyway. Or at least the ones that should.

El candidato presidencial republicano Mitt Romney y Paul Ryan saludan una multitud en un mitin en Daytona Beach. La campaña de Romney ha recibido $339.8 millones en contribuciones, de los cuales la mayoría viene de California ($33.8 millones) y Texas ($27.2 millones). EMMANUEL DUNDAND/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Contribuciones a las campañas presidenciales vs. PIB

Hasta finales de septiembre, las campañas del presidente Barack Obama, de Mitt Romney y las organizaciones que los apoyan habían recaudado casi $2,000 millones.

La cantidad es superior al PIB en 35 países.