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Local Champaign-Urbana tutoring programs aims aid elementary academic success
URBANA – The iRead and iCount programs provide tutoring for kindergarten and first-grade students who are having difficulties with their math and reading skills. The Champaign Unit 4 School District and
Tony Sanders to become state superintendent of education
Elgin Area School District chief to replace outgoing Supt. Carmen Ayala.
University of Illinois grad student starts Asian American history workshops for teens
Graduate student Yingying Han wants students to understand their history within the United States. She hopes this will help them understand and combat racism they may experience themselves.
University of Illinois students caught in financial scams, prompting police outreach
Scammers often target international students and pose as government agencies – threatening to deport students if they don’t send money.
University of Illinois trustees raise tuition, except at UIS
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees has approved tuition increases at the Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campuses, starting this fall. But trustees chose to keep
ISU researcher: Sensors will reduce workplace injuries but need ethics safeguards
NORMAL — Illinois State University is studying data on whether wearable tracking devices could reduce workplace injuries. Sensors that workers wear around their waist can
Closings, delays and remote days for January 25
Illinois Public Media is tracking a winter storm system. Forecasters expect it to bring heavy snow to Central Illinois on January 25. This story will
Champaign school board keeps schools of choice, modifies middle school assignments
Unlike initial plans, no students will have to switch schools next year – except the 13 students who live west of Champaign in Bondville.
Champaign Unit 4 parents asked: does desegregation help close achievement gaps? Here’s what five education researchers say.
“A lot of research suggests that that attending a high-socioeconomic status (SES) school kind of rubs off on you – more than your own SES even. It’s kind of amazing,” Palardy says.
‘We’ve seen an uptick in some aggressive behaviors.’ State task force talks increase in school violence
ROCKFORD — Around one-third of teachers in the U.S. say they’ve experienced at least one incident of verbal harassment or threat of violence from students
How will ten Champaign County high schoolers continue Dr. King’s dream? Through environmental, health and housing justice.
“I want to help as many people as possible get the mental health that they need and deserve,” says scholarship winner Halie Thompson.
Champaign Unit 4 superintendent recommends keeping current schools of choice system
The Unit 4 school board hired a consulting firm to figure out how to further desegregate its schools. But after months of parent pushback, both the company and the district superintendent are recommending keeping the current schools of choice system, with some tweaks.