Education

Education

Despite Thursday's approval of a state budget for Illinois, not every sector of state spending is finalized. And that includes elementary and secondary education.

WIU

One of the many people pleased with Thursday's passage of a new state budget is Jack Thomas. The president of Western Illinois University has spent the last three years lobbying in Springfield for higher education funding, and figuring out ways to cut spending on the campuses in Macomb and the Quad Cities.

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A third college has been added to a scholarship program offered by the Quad Cities River Bandits. Wednesday team officials announced the gift of $15,000 to the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges.

Davenport Community School District

The Davenport Community School District is one step closer to selling the building of a previously closed school.

A Davenport school teacher has admitted to possessing child pornography, according to a federal criminal complaint released this week. 

The Moline School District is struggling to balance its budget amid Illinois' fiscal uncertainty.

Cutting spending, programs, and jobs - that's how Western Illinois University is trying to survive the two year state budget impasse.

WIU

The president of Western Illinois University says the state budget impasse has forced the school to act like a private university. 

Bill Gaither / Carl Sandburg College

Thanks to a federal grant, high school students in Knox County will get help preparing for college. TRIO Upward Bound, a program at Carl Sandburg College, will receive $1.3 million over the next five years.

As it prepares to start a new fiscal year, Black Hawk College will hold two public meetings about its new budget. Wednesday night and Thursday night, officials will present their spending plan, and answer questions.

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