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Proposed law would make it easier for out of state teachers to work in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD (INN) — The latest proposal to solve Illinois’ teacher shortage could have schools, once again, looking across the state line. Illinois schools need teachers. Every fall, school districts say they can’t find enough qualified, licensed teachers to fill their classrooms. The Illinois State Board of Education said the 2017-2018 More...

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By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Illinois senators announce plan to connect rural schools to high-speed internet

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois school districts that have not yet been able to afford the cost of installing reliable high-speed internet soon will be able to do so under a plan being advanced More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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COUNTRY Financial to award area students $20,000 in scholarships

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Central Illinois COUNTRY Financial® representatives are offering ten $2,000 scholarships to college-bound students in the area. Students who graduated, or will graduate More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, January 5th, 2018
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CAMPANELLA: Time to focus on school choice in Illinois and across America

Later this month, schools, homeschool groups, organizations, and individuals in Illinois and across America will work together to raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in K-12 education. National More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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State’s Invest in Kids program attracts $36 million in first day

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed/Patch Springfield) — A new program in Illinois called Invest in Kids, which allows low-income and middle-income students the opportunity to attend private and alternative schools More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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Lincoln Land EREC to hold College Now informational meeting

TAYLORVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Lincoln Land Community College’s Eastern Region Educational Center (EREC) in Taylorville will host an information meeting Monday evening, Jan. 8, about the LLCC College More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, December 28th, 2017
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Proof standardized testing doesn’t work? 64% of students in Pleasant Plains fail annual tests, 59% fail English

PLEASANT PLAINS (Heartland Newsfeed) — Academic results data released recently reveals 36 percent of Pleasant Plains Middle School students are considered on track for the next grade level, according to a More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
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Ethics probe triggers resignation of Chicago schools chief

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Forrest Claypool, chief executive of Chicago Public Schools, recently resigned following the release of a damning report filed by the district’s office of the inspector More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
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U.S. charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Charter schools are among the nation’s most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds – an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Illinois’ teacher shortage starts at college

NORMAL (Illinois News Network) — The shortage of teachers in Illinois’ high schools and elementary schools has its roots in the state’s colleges and universities. The evidence of Illinois’ More...

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