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Education

Job Cuts at BHC

Jan 26, 2017

Due to falling state funding and falling enrollment, some jobs will be cut at Black Hawk College. Thursday it announced 17 full-time jobs will be eliminated, including 15 at the campus in Moline.

Tuition at Black Hawk College may go up next fall. Thursday night the Board of Trustees will discuss a proposal to raise tuition by two dollars per credit hour, to 149 dollars for in-district students.

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Teachers in the East Moline School District are one step closer to leaving the classroom and setting up picket lines.

Monday afternoon, members of the East Moline Education Association approved an intent-to-strike, with more than a two-thirds majority voting "yes." That means union leaders can call a strike with ten days notice.


EMEA members picketed earlier this week.
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East Moline teachers could make a big decision on Monday. After months of unsuccessful contract negotiations, the East Moline Education Association is considering a strike.

Michelle O'Neill reports the two sides were set to meet with a mediator late this afternoon.

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Rivermont Raising Money

Jan 18, 2017
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Rivermont Collegiate wants to insure its future. So Wednesday the college preparatory school in Bettendorf officially kicked off a 6 million dollar capital campaign.

Augustana College

A graduate of Augustana College, and former corporate executive, has died. Brenda Barnes was 63 years old when she died on Tuesday.

With several months still to go before the deadline, work on a key part of next year's budget for the Davenport School District is finished. Tuesday night, the board of education approved extending the contract for the teacher's union, and new contracts for three other groups.

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This weekend, local college students will march for women's and minority rights. About 50 Augustana students and faculty will participate in the Women's March on Washington, D.C. 

Image of the 8th plaque on Davenport's Civil Rights Walking Tour shows two photos of leaders and text describing historical events.
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Saint Ambrose will continue a long tradition of standing up for civil rights. Tomorrow on the university campus in Davenport, students, teachers, and others will begin a two-week observance of Martin Luther King's birthday with a silent march.

Michelle O'Neill reports the tradition is called, the "March to Remember."

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Craig DeVrieze, SAU's Public Relations Director, says at the end of the march, officials will unveil the eighth marker on Davenport's Civil Rights Walking Tour. The plaque will highlight students, professors, and priests who fought for civil rights.

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