schools http://peoriapublicradio.org en ‘Change 150’ announces issues, other group support http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/change-150-announces-issues-other-group-support <div>A group aiming to change the culture and leadership of Peoria School District 150 is now detailing core issues it has with the district. &nbsp;</div><p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:10:37 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20269 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ‘Change 150’ announces issues, other group support Tri-County schools learn about bullying awareness, prevention http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/tri-county-schools-learn-about-bullying-awareness-prevention <p></p><div>The Center for Prevention of Abuse has visited tri-county schools this month to spread awareness of bullying prevention. &nbsp;October is National Bullying Prevention Month. &nbsp;Center officials have worked with teachers to host school assemblies, videos and other activities focused on anti-bullying. &nbsp;Rachel Boudreau is with the Center for Prevention of Abuse. &nbsp;She says another top focus is talking to students about cyber-bullying:</div><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:54:18 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14185 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Tri-County schools learn about bullying awareness, prevention Two area teachers nominated for state award http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/two-area-teachers-nominated-state-award <p>Two Central Illinois educators are finalists for the Illinois Teacher Of The Year award. &nbsp;Kerry Meyers teaches math, science and ancient civilizations in Brimfield School District 309. &nbsp;John Bierbaum teaches history and psychology at Normal Community West High School. &nbsp;They are two of eleven finalists for the award. &nbsp;About 200 teachers were nominated. &nbsp;The winner will be announced next month.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 03:24:47 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11674 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Two area teachers nominated for state award District 150 to host parent university event http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-host-parent-university-event <p>Peoria School District 150 is holding its first Parent University event Thursday. &nbsp;The meeting starts with an open forum with Superintendent Grenita Lathan and workshops including parental involvement, mental health awareness, and new national education requirements. &nbsp;The Parent University event runs from 5 to 8:30 at Mark Bills Middle School. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:25:07 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11447 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 to host parent university event New law certifies IL skilled workers to teach students http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-law-certifies-il-skilled-workers-teach-students <p></p><div>Long-time employees of local businesses, like Pekin’s Excel Foundry, can be certified to teach on a part-time basis. The state certification is for part-time teaching and is limited to a specific skill as part of a school district’s curriculum. Governor Pat Quinn yesterday signed the bill that in-part creates the special teacher certification law.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 23:45:02 +0000 Tanya Koonce 7746 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New law certifies IL skilled workers to teach students Madigan: downstate schools should pay pension costs http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-downstate-schools-should-pay-pension-costs <p></p><div>The leader of the Illinois House of Representatives says Downstate school districts will eventually have to pay for their employees’ pensions.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 21:53:21 +0000 Alex Rusciano 5347 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Madigan: downstate schools should pay pension costs Peoria teachers union elects new president http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-teachers-union-elects-new-president <p></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:04:58 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3758 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria teachers union elects new president Homeless student number jumps in District 150 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/homeless-student-number-jumps-district-150 <p></p><div>The number of reported homeless students in District 150 jumped 50-percent compared to last academic year. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports: &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>District 150 gets federal and state funding to support the number of students without a regular residence. &nbsp;422 students were counted as homeless last school year. &nbsp;That number jumped to 635 this year. &nbsp;York Powers is the District 150 Family and Community coordinator. &nbsp;He says the increase is partly the result of the economy:</div><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:12:09 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2998 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Homeless student number jumps in District 150 Quinn to call for cutting education in address http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-call-cutting-education-address <p></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 03:48:57 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2004 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn to call for cutting education in address