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U of I Autism Program encourages high school students to go to college

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URBANA – The Autism Program at the University of Illinois continues to provide an online summer camp for prospective students on the autism spectrum. The I-Ready Summer Camp is a weeklong online experience that encourages and promotes college readiness for students on the autism spectrum. This is the second year that high school students can […]

Farmers turn to old-fashioned manure as fertilizer prices soar

It’s never been a better time to sell manure. “We have been inundated with calls,” said Andy Scholting, president and co-founder of Nutrient Advisors, a Nebraskan manure broker. “We’ve certainly never seen so much demand for manure fertilizer.” Farmers are blowing up the office’s phones, hoping to find an alternative to expensive synthetic fertilizers. Prices […]

‘Don’t stop now’: The new Illinois budget’s impact on higher ed and college students

DEKALB — Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker just signed a nearly $47 billion budget into law. That includes substantial increases to the need-based student Monetary Award Program — or MAP Grants. WNIJ’s Peter Medlin talked with Partnership for College Completion policy manager Mike Abrahamson about what it means for Illinois college students. Peter Medlin, WNIJ education […]

Protesters demand Parkland College fire former police chief

Protestors gathered at Parkland College April 21 to demand the firing of a former Champaign police chief from his teaching position. Former police chief R.T. Finney has been teaching classes about community policing since the fall of last year. Finney was involved in a shooting that led to the 2009 killing by a different officer […]

217 Today: Higher ed expert discusses new budget’s impact on Illinois college students

Friday, April 22, 2022 Today’s headlines: Illinois has received its second bond rating upgrade in a year. Illinois is uniquely positioned to help mitigate the effects of climate change with carbon sequestration. A University of Illinois graduate is describing what it’s like to cover Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. About 40 protesters held a rally Thursday […]