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Education

Trustees of Black Hawk College are planning to hire a consultant to help them search for a new president. Thursday night the board will interview three possible firms.

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A long career in coaching and teaching is about to end. Paul Olson, track and cross country coach at Augustana College, has announced he'll retire next spring.

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Augustana College plans to renovate another building.  Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, which is adjacent to Centennial Hall, will be turned into a state-of-the-art music building.  

Rising property values should bring in some new revenue for the United Township School District. Monday night the board of education will discuss a proposed tax levy for next year, with final approval set for next month.

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Fundraising is underway for Bikes for Brains. Organizers need about $9,500 to pay for bicycles and helmets for 125 children.

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Six years after opening as a training site for local disabled veterans, Jim's Place in Davenport can now offer its services to veterans anywhere, online. 

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A training site for disabled veterans can now expand beyond the Quad Cities. Friday Saint Ambrose University in Davenport celebrated the addition of new technology to its assistive technology house, making it accessible to anyone, in person or online. 

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A new use for an old school building.  The Davenport School District is leasing space at the former J.B. Young Opportunity Center School to eight local groups.  

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A state agency is hiring recent college graduates to help more students to go to college. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has four-to-six job openings in the Illinois Quad Cities for employees to work with middle and high school students in families where they'd be the first to go to college.

The debate over school funding dominated much of the legislative session, and concluded with a compromise plan designed to send more state funds to the neediest districts. But so far, those districts haven't gotten any extra funds.

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