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Chicago Public Schools officials are promising that school will open on time regardless of whether a critical funding law is enacted. 

The University of Illinois will hold a conference focusing on the problem of hunger in college students.

The Illinois State Board of Education is proposing a new timeline for a federal law that aims to help students pass state exams as well as be proficient in math and reading.

An exhibit on the Harlem Renaissance has opened at the African-American Cultural and Genealogical Society Museum of Illinois in Decatur.

Teachers will be able to see a free round of golf in Springfield this month. The Lincoln Land Charity Championship has named June 22 "Horace Mann Educator's Day" at the PGA tournament.

Lawmakers of both parties, and even Gov. Bruce Rauner, agree that Illinois doesn't fund schools in an equitable manner. But with the legislative session scheduled to end on May 31, they still can't agree on exactly how to fix it.

 

One plan earned bipartisan approval in a House committee today, clearing a procedural hurdle that positions it for possible speedy passage.

 

Incoming Illinois State University students this fall won't pay more to attend the school than last year's freshman class.  ISU trustees voted to hold tuition, fees and room-and-board rates steady for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees last week pushed off a major financial decision.

Western Illinois University is giving students and natural resource professionals a chance to flock to a community along the Mississippi River to learn more about the migration and health of ducks.  The school says the program is offered at its Kibbe Life Science Station in Warsaw. 

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School personnel across Illinois are adapting to a new state law that requires districts to have an emergency protocol to deal with asthma emergencies.  Under the new law anyone who works with students must be trained to handle asthma emergencies. 

Six schools in central Illinois are participating in a pilot project to train teachers, administrators and other adults to help students who are affected by trauma.  The program began through a Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration grant to train school district personnel and community members. 

A University of Illinois working group will study legal ramifications of making the campus a sanctuary for students living in the U.S. without legal permission.

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. 

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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: