Education

Education

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.

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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. 

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Five months after a fire severely damaged a school, it's time to accept bids for its restoration. This week, the Moline school board approved spending up to 4 1/2 million dollars at Franklin Elementary.

The controversial standardized tests known as PARCC could be on their way out after this spring. The Illinois State Board of Education plans to request sealed proposals for a new statewide exam next week. That’s in response to concerns from teachers and parents about the hours-long reading and math assessment that most third- and eighth-graders failed.

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The governor of Illinois came to the Quad Cities Friday to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Bruce Rauner  toured Jordan Catholic School in Rock Island, stopping in a couple of classrooms, and then spoke to an assembly.

Knox College

For Knox College, it's a two-fer. This year's commencement speaker is a comedian AND and graduate of the college.

collage created with submitted photos / EICC

After decades of renting several different classrooms and offices in downtown Davenport, Scott Community College is celebrating the opening of a new, urban campus. This afternoon, it held an open house at the West Classroom Building, on the corner of Third and Main streets.

St. Ambrose University

Enrollment in St. Ambrose University's health sciences programs—such as its Master of Physician Assistant Studies program—has skyrocketed since these programs were established in the early 2000s. This comes as the university attempts to meet the rising demand for health care professionals in the Quad Cities.

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