Job cuts and closing a school will help the Davenport School District balance its budget. Those are among the recommendations that will help the district satisfy state officials who've set a deadline of next year.

Franklin Elementary School Restoration

Mar 6, 2018

Franklin Elementary School will be remodeled.  At Monday night's meeting, the Moline school board approved a $4.5 million contract with Russell Construction, which was the low bidder.

 The cost of the project will be split between the insurance company and the district.  The district has a budget of $2.5 million and Hanover Insurance is expected to pay the rest.

It's far from perfect, but officials of the Davenport School District are pleased with the school funding bill approved by the Iowa Legislature. Now on its way to the governor, the bill adds 32 million dollars in new spending for districts across the state.

Long Range Plans for WIU

Feb 28, 2018

Despite the challenges of falling state support, Western Illinois University has ambitious plans for the future. On Tuesday, President Jack Thomas outlined his strategic plan during meetings in Macomb and the Quad Cities.

No Change in BHC Tuition

Feb 23, 2018

After increasing for several years in a row, tuition at Black Hawk College will stay the same next year. Thursday night the board of trustees approved a staff recommendation to keep the in-district rate at 149 dollars per credit hour.

If Illinois US Sen. Dick Durbin gets his way, Ashford University will no longer qualify to receive G-I Bill benefits for its students. According to a press release from his office, an agency in California has denied the company's application to remain eligible for funding. The for-profit school is based in California.

Students in western Illinois can now complete their college degree with a university that's hundreds of miles, and several states away. This week, Carl Sandburg College announced a guaranteed admissions agreement with Arizona State University.

New EICC-SAU Partnership

Feb 21, 2018

It should now be easier for students from the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges to transfer and earn degrees in education at Saint Ambrose University. Wednesday the two announced a partnership allowing community college students to take courses at the same time at the university. / U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Students at Augustana College in Rock Island are asking administrators for answers about sexual assault policies. In early January, a student reported she was sexually assaulted at an off-campus house.

Michelle O'Neill reports the student shared her story with local news media, and some students say they're not satisfied with the college's response.

WVIK News Intern, Tori Charnetzki, reported and co-produced this feature. The Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication major  will graduate from Augustana College in the spring.