student http://peoriapublicradio.org en State considers alternative student debt repayments http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-considers-alternative-student-debt-repayments <div>The General Assembly is considering a plan to look at alternative student debt repayment programs.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Currently, many student loans require payment to begin six months after graduation, regardless of whether or not the graduate is employed.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:56:12 +0000 Hannah Meisel 20160 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State considers alternative student debt repayments Peoria launching anti-gang program for students http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-launching-anti-gang-program-students <p></p><div>Peoria is launching a pilot program next month aimed at stopping youth from joining gangs. &nbsp;The state-funded ‘Don’t Start’ program includes two schools in Peoria District 150 and runs through the summer. &nbsp;The anti-violence project pays for weekly gang-prevention talks, home visits for at-risk students and GED classes for parents. &nbsp;Renee Andrews is principal at Trewyn Middle School, that’s seen students involved in gang activity. &nbsp;She says it’s important that the Don’t Start Program targets students before high school:</div><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 04:48:09 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17649 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria launching anti-gang program for students Durbin pushes for college-loan bill of rights http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-pushes-college-loan-bill-rights <p></p><div>Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is renewing his call for a college-loan bill of rights. &nbsp; Students loans are now the second-biggest source of debt in America.</div><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:55:16 +0000 Brian Mackey 16574 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin pushes for college-loan bill of rights District 150 to use student tracking service for graduates http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-use-student-tracking-service-graduates <p></p><div>District 150 is using a program to better track its high-school students after graduation. &nbsp;The School Board approved using the National Student Clearinghouse tracking service. &nbsp;District 150 spokesman Chris Coplan says the program allows the district to track whether its graduates went to a two or four-year college:</div><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13611 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 to use student tracking service for graduates Peoria Police investigate shooting of 17-year-old student http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-investigate-shooting-17-year-old-student <p></p><div>A Peoria High School student was shot after school dismissed Tuesday. Peoria Police Captain Mike Scally says the &nbsp;17-year old black male was shot once near the intersection of Peoria and Nebraska. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The victim fell in front of 1836 Peoria.&nbsp;</span>Scally<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the juvenile was conscious when police and rescue arrived, and his injury is not life threatening.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:13:01 +0000 Tanya Koonce & Alex Rusciano 12076 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Police investigate shooting of 17-year-old student