investigation http://peoriapublicradio.org en Federal request to pospone investigation of NRI http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/federal-request-pospone-investigation-nri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Republicans say they want to continue a legislative investigation into a mismanaged anti-violence program. But that goes against the wishes of the federal government.</span></p><div> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:00:43 +0000 Tony Arnold 26270 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Federal request to pospone investigation of NRI State board responds on Charter Oak testing investigation http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-board-responds-charter-oak-testing-investigation <div>The Illinois State Board of Education says it found no evidence that a District 150 primary school manipulated test scores. However, a letter sent from the ISBE to the district says it’s forwarding its report to its Licensure Division for further review.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 10:40:09 +0000 Alex Rusciano 23330 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State board responds on Charter Oak testing investigation State auditors to oversee Charter Oak ISAT testing http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-auditors-oversee-charter-oak-isat-testing <div>The Illinois State Board of Education is asking a contracted-auditor to oversee annual testing at District 150 Charter Oak Primary School. State board spokeswoman Mary Fergus says most schools are chosen randomly for overseeing how the I-SAT test is given. But Fergus says the current investigation into testing irregularities at Charter Oak prompted the state board to specifically ask that the school be observed. &nbsp;ISAT testing is currently underway in the district, and ends March 14th.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:56:02 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19911 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State auditors to oversee Charter Oak ISAT testing Lathan responds to District 150 critics amid testing investigation http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lathan-responds-district-150-critics-amid-testing-investigation <div>District 150 Superintendent Grenita Lathan is responding to critics of her administration and what they say is a ‘culture of fear’. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports the comments follow the fourth straight meeting where parents are voicing concern:</div><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 07:01:17 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18789 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lathan responds to District 150 critics amid testing investigation Former Charter Oak principal requesting leave of absence http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/former-charter-oak-principal-requesting-leave-absence <div>Former Charter Oak Principal John Wetterauer is requesting a leave of absence for the rest of the school year. &nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:59:53 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18443 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Former Charter Oak principal requesting leave of absence School Board OKs transferring Charter Oak principal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/school-board-oks-transferring-charter-oak-principal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The District 150 School Board removed a principal from his duties at a primary school amid an investigation into state test practices. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex </span>Rusciano<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports two teachers at Charter Oak Primary School will also get re-assigned:</span></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:57:59 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18132 at http://peoriapublicradio.org School Board OKs transferring Charter Oak principal New DCFS director investigating child deaths http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-dcfs-director-investigating-child-deaths <p></p><div>The new acting director of Illinois’ child welfare system is investigating an analysis of child deaths compiled by Chicago Public Radio and the Chicago Sun-Times.</div><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:42:25 +0000 Tony Arnold 15234 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New DCFS director investigating child deaths State DCFS head resigns post http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-dcfs-head-resigns-post <p></p><div>The head of Illinois’ troubled child welfare system resigned Friday. &nbsp;A press release from the governor’s office says the director has been diagnosed with cancer. &nbsp;The resignation comes in the wake of recent media reports on the child welfare system, including an investigation on child deaths by WBEZ&nbsp; and the Chicago Sun-Times. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:07:11 +0000 Tony Arnold 14994 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State DCFS head resigns post Peoria Councilman Gary Sandberg found dead in home http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-councilman-gary-sandberg-found-dead-home <p></p><div>The body found in the home of Gary Sandberg is believed to be that of the at-large city councilman. &nbsp;</div><div>Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says good friends went to Sandberg’s home at 1213 South West Adams Street this afternoon to check on him. They called 911 about 2:15, saying they had found a man deceased.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:33:27 +0000 Daryl Scott, Alex Rusciano & Tanya Koonce 9149 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Councilman Gary Sandberg found dead in home Schock calls for top IRS official to resign http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-calls-top-irs-official-resign <p>U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock is calling on the acting IRS commissioner to resign after the agency gave extra scrutiny to tea party groups applying for tax exempt status. &nbsp;Schock, a Republican, is on the Ways and Means Committee that oversees tax policy. He says the Ways and Means Committee is launching an investigation into the IRS controversy</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 21:32:04 +0000 Alex Rusciano 5592 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock calls for top IRS official to resign