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District 186 Hosting Middle School Preview Night

State Superintendent: Education Cuts Could be "Devastating"

AC Central and PORTA Merger Vote Next Week

186 Board Member Explains School Cancellation Policy

Shelby County Voters to Decide on Sales Tax Increase

District 186 Approves Immunization Policy Change

New Eisenhower High School Cafeteria Unveiled

Riverton School District Approves New Superintendent

Quinn, Mexican Governor Sign Education Agreement

Local Leaders Pay Visit to Preschool

School is Open for Trinity Lutheran

Bill Would Create School Safety Task Force

Parents Struggle to Plan for Snow Days

AC Central & PORTA Merger Goes to Voters

District 186 Looks At Ways To Increase Revenue

Lawmakers Push to Reform Ed Funding

Will Snow Days Add to the School Year?

11 Local Students Nominated for Military Academies

District 186 Hosting Middle School Preview

Carrie David's Final Lesson

IEMA Offering $25 Million in School Security Grants

Bullet Found in Wall at Feitshans

Pleasant Plains Teacher Dies in Labor

ISBE Plays A Major Role for Many School Districts

The Search Continues for Decatur Public Schools Superintendent

District 186: Winds Did Not Warrant Closure Tuesday

Man Attempts to Give Jacksonville Children Rides in Limo

Local School's Funding Issues Force Teachers to Wear Multiple Hats

First Day of School in Eisenhower's New Building

ISBE Asks for $1 Billion in Extra Funding

Waverly-Franklin Basketball Merger Vote Delayed

School Bus Camera Law Too Costly for Districts

District 186 Continues to Struggle With Hiring Minorities

State BOE Wants $1 Billion More for Education

Ed Board Won't Vote on Special Ed Class Sizes

District 186 Hires New Superintendent, Faces Budget Shortfall

Mountain of Costs in Superintendent Search

Some Snow Days Built in for Schools

State Snack Could be Eliminated from Illinois Schools

New Superintendent Contract: Jennifer Gill's Deal

Returning Airman Surprises Daughter at School

Parents Upset Over District 21's Lunch Account Collection Tactics

Jacksonville School Buildings Need Millions in Upgrades

Clinton High School Principal Resigns Early

Jacksonville Asking for Input on School Buildings

Springfield Charter School Accepting Applications

Morrisonville-Panhandle Merger Talks

Committee of Ten Advocating for School District Merger

CWLP Offering Scholarships for High School Seniors

Glenwood Intermediate Getting New Lunch Menu

Jacksonville Residents Campaign For Ward-Based School Board

Farm Bureau Visits Driver's Ed Class

District 186 School Board Candidates' Forum

School Districts Reeling After State Budget Proposal

Jacksonville Schools Approve $1 Million in Cuts

Ball-Charter Chooses New Principal

Teen Sentenced for Shots Fired at School

Milton Passed Over by Little Rock

New Vote, Same Result: CCPA to Close.

CCPA Faces Second Closure Vote

Milton Interviewing for Little Rock Job

District 186 Hosts Art Event

Springfield Teachers Speak Out on Pension Crisis

CCPA Parents Don't Mind

Springfield Education Association Endorses School Board Candidates

Springfield Celebrates Read Across America Day

Rochester School Board Approves Deficit Reduction Plan

Chicago Schools Introduce Kindergarten Sex Ed

Weed Out Hate Comes to Lanphier

FFA Students Drive Tractors To School

Life After Milton: Leming to Lead District 186

Teachers Rally for Funding

Tough Times For Teachers

Many Questions, Few Answers in District 186

Ball-Chatham Board Votes On Budget Cuts

Jacksonville High Explores All-Weather Football Field

Special Report: Public vs. Private Teacher Pay

Decatur Schools Face Potential Budget Shortfall

State Lawmakers Discuss Trans Fat Ban in Schools

District 186 Breaks Silence on Confidential Agreement

Board Will Reconsider Closing CCPA

Could School Cuts Violate a Desegregation Agreement?

Board Discusses Confidential Agreement With Superintendent

Are secrets surrounding Dr. Milton's departure?

UPDATED: Milton a Finalist for Superintendent Job in Arkansas

Milton Parting Ways With District 186

Milton to Speak at 186 Board Meeting

LLCC Hosts Campus Visit Day

SHG Raises Money With Dress Sales

Will Milton Be a Finalist for Little Rock Job?

Ed Board Proposes Budget Increase

Where are the Cuts at the Top in Springfield Schools?

In-Depth Look at District 186 Superintendent's Job Contract

Former Ball-Chatham Superintendent Under Investigation

Jacksonville Bus Driver Investigated For Harming Student

Jacksonville Schools Tackle Budget Crunch

Area Schools Participate in Earthquake Drill

Parents, Teachers React to Elementary School Merge

District 186 Cuts Include Security Officers

Milton Withdraws Madison Superintendent Application

Students, Parents React to CCPA Closing

Springfield Reacts to Potential Milton Career Move

186 Votes to Close CCPA, Consolidate Schools

Action in District 186: Board Votes on Budget Cuts

Summer Food Programs for Low-Income Students

Ford Sounds off On Proposed 186 Cuts

Elementary Students Learn About Health Care

Big Crowd Expected at 186 Budget Meeting

Milton Finalist for Wisconsin Superintendent Position

186 Set to Discuss Budget Cuts

St. Agnes Hosts Annual Read-In

Safe in 186: Special Report on School Violence

Dept. of Ed. Calls for Equal Opportunities for Disabled Athletes

Forum in Jacksonville Addresses School Safety

School Bond Issue Meets Some Resistance

New Vaccine Requirement for HS Students

Special Education Teachers Face Cutbacks

Ed Board Raises ISAT Test Standards

Ed Board Requests Additional State Funding

New Look for School Board Coming?

Caterpillar Donates to Decatur Schools

St. Agnes Dedicates New Playground

Horace Mann Gives Gifts to Wanless Students

Globetrotters Visit Jane Addams Elementary

Ed Board Encourages Reading During Winter Break

Milton: District Needs to Go Further to Ensure Safety

Quinn Calls for School Security Review

Hip Hop Artists Give Winter Gear to Elementary Students

Teachers' Union Reacts to Proposed Budget Cuts

Don't Cut Our Jobs and Services: Dozens Speak to 186 Board

District 186 Heightens Security Following Connecticut Shooting

District 186 to Hear Budget Recommedations

Pleasant Hill Students Give Gifts to Parents

Litchfield Teachers File Intent to Strike

Ed Board Reviews Lanphier Improvements

District 186 Faces Serious Financial Challenges

Northstar Lottery Donates Toys to Elementary School

Riverton School Board Reprimands Superintendent

Judge Denies Bond Reduction for Tyree

Illinois Gets $35 Million Race to the Top Grant

2013 Illinois State Scholars Announced

District 186 Wants Parent Feedback on Budget

High School Jobs on the Chopping Block

One Dozen District 186 Teachers Not Qualified for Jobs

District 186 Board Discusses Lanphier Teacher

Teacher Accused of Sexual Assault Previously Taught at Middle School

Teacher-Student Sex: The Long-Term Impact

UPDATE: Lanphier Teacher Investigated for Second Complaint

Beardstown Board Votes on Charter School

Beardstown Charter School Faces Possible Closure

Riverton School District Reviews Financial Policies After Questionable Charges

Pleasant Plains Middle School Honors Veterans

Voters Push Forward Ball-Chatham School Improvements

Soldier Visits Rochester Students

Williamsville Students Collect Diapers for Crisis Center

School Board Won't Fight Dirksen TIF District

Budget Cuts in Area Schools Could Affect Class Size

Dates Set to Talk Cuts in District 186

Two Springfield Elementary Schools Face Possible Closure

Lincoln School Re-opens After Virus Outbreak

Glenwood Hosts Anti-Bullying Event

Mt. Pulaski School Vandalized

UPDATED: Lanphier Teacher Investigated for Inappropriate Contact with Student

Possible Athletic Fee Spike for District 186

Could Proposed Cuts Hurt Classroom?

District 186 Jobs Threatened by Cuts

Dozens of District 186 Jobs in Jeopardy

Cheerleaders Get New Safety Regulations

Lutheran High Students Take No Text Zone Pledge

Hundreds Left Out of After School Program Due to Missed Deadline

Charities Donate Shoes to Washington Students

Vote 2012 Preview: Ball-Chatham Bond Issue

Auburn Schools Dismissed Early after Power Outage

Pediatricians: Cheerleading is a Sport

Ed Board Requests

Ed Board Speaks on Teacher Pensions

Kindergartners Learn Where Food Comes From

Alleged Normal Shooter Fit to Stand Trial

Springfield Students Create Art for Children's Miracle Network

Illinois Schools Rank Low in Civics Education

Parking Potential Headache at SHG Game

Neighbors Concerned About Noise From SHG Game

Local Schools Get Grant Money for Repairs

Local Schools Get Grant Money for Repairs

Ed Board Discusses Regional Office Consolidation

Farm to School Month Encourages Healthy Choices

High Schools Compete in Blood Donation Challenge

Clinton Mother Says Girl Cut Wrists After Bullying

Chicago Teachers Approve Contract

Board Cuts Longevity Raises For District 186

Local Schools Target Cyberbullying

Lanphier Students, Volunteers

Knife Allegedly Pulled on Student on Bus

Kennedy Inducted in SHS Hall of Fame

Chicago Teachers Vote on Tentative Deal

Survey Goes Out to District 186 Students

Police Seek Three Suspects in New Berlin Vandalism

WEB EXTRA: Tri-City Statement About Facebook Rumors

Tri-City Discusses Social Media Rumors

Facebook Rumor Sparks Concern at Tri-City School

NAACP Holding District 186 Accountable

Skipping School in Jacksonville an Issue?

School District 186 Expresses Need for Alternative Schools

Rochester Students Learn CPR

Students Invited to Enter Rain Barrel Design Contest


McClernand Elementary Student Rewarded for Anti-Bullying Efforts

McClernand Elementary Student Rewarded for Anti-Bullying Efforts

New Berlin HS Vandalized After Homecoming Game

Chicago Teachers to Vote on Contract Oct. 2

Jacksonville School Board Passes Budget

Jacksonville Students Learn About Disabilities

Hartsburg Hosts FFA Leadership Training

UPDATE: Person of Interest IDed in Illini Central Incident

WEB EXTRA: Statement from Jacksonville Schools

Glenwood School Comments on Facebook Threats

Illini Central Schools Locked Down

SHS Employee Arrested for Controlled Substance

Chicago Teachers Return to School

District 186 Plans Next Year's Budget

School Board Passes Budget 5-2

District 186 Expected to Approve Budget Tonight

Chicago Strike Continues for 6th Day

Tourism Draws Big Dollars for Logan County Schools

Springfield High School Seniors Register to Vote

Judges Take Constitution Presentations to Schools

Chicago Teachers Strike for Second Day

Backup in Background Checks Leaves Some Teachers on Sidelines

Chicago Teachers Go On Strike

City to Work with Schools to Educate Teens on Tanning

Pawnee School Dismissed Early for Lack of Water

Virginia School Construction has Some Parents Worried

SHG Prepares for Football Crowds

Quinn Signs Legislation to Strengthen P.E.

Friday Night Football Brings Traffic Headaches

Illinois ACT Scores Hold Steady

Still No Budget for District 186

Eisenhower High School Students Start Classes in Middle School

District 186 Goes Back to School Amid Changes

Bus Drivers Run Safety Checks

Illinois Attorney General's Office Urges Schools to Stock Up on EpiPens

Jacksonville Teachers Go Back to School

Change in Law Helps Preserve Historic Schools

Supreme Court Allows School District Lawsuit

Practicing Football in the Heat

Quinn Signs Three Education Bills Into Law

District 186 to Change School Day

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