Education

Education

Katie Kiley

Thanks to a generous graduate, Saint Ambrose University will expand its health programs. The $1 million gift from Dr. Thomas Higgins, class of 1967, will fund the creation of the Institute for Person-Centered Care and the launching of a Master of Public Health degree program. 

Davenport schools were open Wednesday as usual despite possible threats posted on social media. 

Rock Island School District

A school in Houston, damaged by Hurricane Harvey, will get some welcome help thanks to students at a school in Rock Island. Wednesday donations collected at Eugene Field Elementary will be loaded, then leave for Texas on Friday.

Update from the Davenport School District: 

The move to a new building is going smoother than expected for some Moline children and their teachers displaced by a fire. That's the opinion of Moline Superintendent Lanty McGuire, two days after transferring 270 students and 20 staff from Franklin Elementary to the former WIU building on 60th Street. 

WVIK News

One week after a fire closed a Moline school, students and staff have moved to a temporary site. Monday morning, Franklin Elementary re-opened in the former Western Illinois University building on 60th Street in Moline, overlooking John Deere Road.

Franklin School Update

Sep 29, 2017
WVIK News

Classes could resume as soon as early next week for students and teachers at Franklin Elementary School in Moline. The school has been closed since Monday because of a fire last weekend that cause significant damage throughout the building.

WVIK News

Three years after it closed, a buyer may have been found for the former Western Illinois University campus in Moline. On Sunday, college trustees will hold a special meeting in Macomb to "consider the sale of the University's former 60th Street campus."

Franklin School Update

Sep 28, 2017
WVIK News

A possible new location may have been found for some Moline students displaced by a fire last weekend. Thursday night the Moline School Board will hold an "emergency meeting."

WVIK News / WVIK Quad Cities NPR

Saint Ambrose University is preparing to celebrate the latest addition to its campus in Davenport. On Friday, it will hold a blessing, dedication, and ribbon-cutting for its 20 million dollar Wellness and Recreation Center.

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