The University of Illinois' Springfield campus recorded the second-largest student body in its history this fall.

The PARCC test, associated with the Common Core, will be somewhat shorter next year. 

Bradley hosts Career and Public Service Expo

Apr 8, 2015

Bradley University students interested in pursuing a career in Public Service can meet with potential employers Thursday.  

UICOMP students hold ‘Match Day’ ritual

Mar 20, 2015

Fourth year medical students across the country – including nearly 50 in Peoria - tore into sealed envelopes today.  The students at the U of I College of Medicine in Peoria found out where they would go for their residency programs in the annual “Match Day” ritual. Tremont Student Brittany Price will study emergency medicine at OSF.  She says the Match Day culminates years of work:

A lawmaker wants to help make students aware of the consequences of using their cell phones to send nude pictures which can sometimes result in a felony offense.

Rauner outlines Illinois' biggest problems

Jan 22, 2015

Governor Bruce Rauner is outlining what he sees as Illinois’ biggest problems. He picked an usual setting today to make his case. The governor spoke to a group of business school students.

Incoming freshmen from Illinois would see no increase in base tuition at the University of Illinois next fall under a proposal announced by the school's leadership. 

More than eleven-hundred eighth grade students in the greater Peoria region are participating in the 17th annual Construction Industry Career Expo. 

Courtesy Parents for Peace

After a week and a half delay, thousands of students started their school year in Ferguson Missouri Monday. As IPR’s Tim Lloyd tells us, kids, parents and teachers say they’re happy to be back in the classroom. 

A row of teachers welcomed students back to Ferguson Middle School this morning. Donnetta Cleveland’s daughter Dalicia is starting seventh grade.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria welcomed 59 new students Friday. The incoming medical students donned white doctor coats that symbolize a student's path to eventually taking care of patients. Dr. Sara Rusch is the Regional Dean for the College of Medicine. She says the ceremony also stresses a need for more doctors in the region and across the nation:

Peoria County Civic Leadership Program

May 5, 2014

High school students residing in Peoria County have the chance to join in the summer civic leadership program.  It’s a free one day program on Wednesday June eleventh, with the potential for learning more about county government.

Bradley students heading to Russia for Olympic Games

Jan 24, 2014

Eighteen Bradley University students are interning for NBC during the Winter Olympics in Russia next month.  Twelve students are working stateside, and six are heading overseas for the winter games.  Students in the communications department do everything from front-line tasks to production jobs for NBC. Paul Gulliford chairs Bradley’s Communications Department. He says the students had in-depth training during the time they were preparing for the interviews with NBC for the slots: