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Breen wants to mirror federal K-12 savings benefits in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — A state representative says his idea of mirroring Illinois law to the recent federal tax reform to allow for tax free investments for K-12 education will help keep investments in Illinois’ accounts and not diverted to other states. State Rep. Peter Breen, R-Lombard, said his proposal would be a simple change More...

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By Brody Anderson On Friday, February 2nd, 2018

And One More Thing…Demand for Teachers in Illinois

And one more thing… In my last show I was talking about job opportunities in the state of Illinois for those who wanted to be an educator at any level. As I mentioned, the state is making it more and more difficult More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 26th, 2018

PARCC & ISBE analysis: area schools in need of improvement

MORRISONVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — According to recent joint analysis of standardized testing by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Illinois State Board More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 26th, 2018

Morrisonville CUSD #1 board discusses early graduation for seniors, honor roll changes part of meeting business

MORRISONVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Several imminent changes are about to take place for students at Morrisonville High School beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, according to presentations given during More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Despite illness absences, Panhandle Schools board holds January meeting

RAYMOND (Heartland Newsfeed) — Due to illness and other prior responsibilities, three familiar faces on the Panhandle School District board of education — district Superintendent Aaron Hopper, Lincolnwood More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, January 20th, 2018

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 More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 19th, 2018

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

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

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

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...