Once again the Bettendorf School District will measure the academic year based on hours instead of days. Monday night the board of education approved setting the length of the 2018-2019 school year at 1,080 hours.

Construction could start in the spring for a major addition to United Township High School in East Moline. Monday night, the board of education approved plans for the "Student Life Addition."

Gorman & Company

After the former J.B. Young Intermediate School in Davenport reopened as a community center earlier this year, Quad-City Times reporter Alma Gaul wondered about other public schools in the area that closed over the years. How have they fared?

Sandburg President will Leave Next Year

Dec 14, 2017
Carl Sandburg College

Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids will soon have its first female president.  Doctor Lori Sundberg will take office next August.

Trustees of Black Hawk College have chosen an interim president who'll take over in January. On Thursday the board announced Doctor John Erwin will replace Bettie Truitt after she retires at the end of this month.

Thanks to the local option sales tax, the Moline School District has some money to spend on renovations. Monday night the board of education approved projects totaling more than 22 million dollars.

QC-Times Big Story: J.B. Young Opportunity Center

Nov 24, 2017
The J.B. Young Opportunity Center celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting in October.
Michael Poletto / WVIK News

The J.B. Young Opportunity Center opened one month ago in Davenport. 

For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, education reporter Deirdre Baker takes a look at the impact the center is already having on the community. 

Monmouth College's Commencement Speaker

Nov 21, 2017
Monmouth College

A critically acclaimed author will give the commencement speech at Monmouth College in the spring.  Min Jin Lee is best known for her second novel, this year's bestseller "Pachinko."  Its about Korean families who lived in Japan from the early 20th century through the 1980s.

Trustees of Black Hawk College are planning to hire a consultant to help them search for a new president. Thursday night the board will interview three possible firms.

Augustana College

A long career in coaching and teaching is about to end. Paul Olson, track and cross country coach at Augustana College, has announced he'll retire next spring.