Education

Education
1:06 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Peoria students compete in Special Olympics

District 150 students with special needs competed in wheelchair races, running and shot-put events. It’s part of the second annual Special Olympics Spring Games for the district. Jill Speer is the Heartland Area director for Special Olympics. She says the students spend significant time training for the event:

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Government
4:08 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Area law enforcement: boost early childhood education

Area law enforcement officials are calling on the state to boost its funding for early childhood education.  Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy, State’s Attorney Jerry Brady and other police chiefs worked with the ‘Fight Crime, Invest In Kids’ group to release a report detailing the need for more funding.  McCoy says more child care assistance money could help keep people out of jail in the future:

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Education
7:36 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

District 150 would see $5.4M cut in state budget scenario

New data suggests just how big a hit most school districts would take if Illinois' income tax rate rolls back as scheduled at the end of the year.  That would mean a 10-percent cut in state funding for District 150:

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Education
10:45 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

A state push for more early childhood education

As Illinois navigated the economic downturn, lawmakers made lots of cuts including to early childhood education.  

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Government
9:13 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

IL Senate advances education funding overhaul

Republicans in the Illinois Senate say a school funding overhaul is being rushed through the General Assembly.

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Education
5:21 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Lawmakers debate Illinois ‘coal’ education

Illinois law requires school children be taught the benefits of the state's coal industry. The Illinois House spent the better part of an hour yesterday Thursday debating whether that ought to continue.

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Government
4:08 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

State lawmakers debate education funding

Legislators are beginning to debate how much money the state will put toward education. First, though, a group of legislators say Illinois needs to fix how it parcels out that money to individual districts. 

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Education
11:20 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Sue Wolstenholm unseats D 150 school board incumbent Laura Petelle

District 150 School Board incumbent Laura Petelle was unseated in yesterday’s election.  69-percent of voters voted for Sue Wolstenholm, who was backed by the grassroots ‘Change 150’ group. The organization aims to change the culture and leadership in the district. Change 150 spokesman Sea Stipe says the vote reflects community support:

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Education
2:52 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

State cuts look grim for school districts

The state superintendent says some districts won't be able to make it through next school year if lawmakers further cut school spending.

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Education
11:08 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

District 150 tensions take different direction Monday

The controversy surrounding the former Charter Oak principal and testing scores in District 150 took a slightly different turn at last night’s School Board meeting. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:
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