State News
8:06 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Standardized test to be shorter next year

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

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Peoria Public Radio News
2:44 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Bradley hosts Career and Public Service Expo

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

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11:59 am
Fri March 20, 2015

UICOMP students hold ‘Match Day’ ritual

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:

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State News
1:25 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Illinois House proposal to stop student sexting

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.

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State News
4:23 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Rauner outlines Illinois' biggest problems

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.

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5:04 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

U of I Suggests Holding The Line On In-State Tuition

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. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:58 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Central Illinois students try out construction careers

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

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State News
12:28 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Thousands of Ferguson students return to school Monday

Credit 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.

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2:50 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Area medical students have ‘white coat’ ceremony

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:

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Peoria Public Radio News
7:04 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Peoria County Civic Leadership Program

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.

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