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’ teacher shortage is all around. A recent report said schools needed 2,000 teachers at the start of this year, and 16 percent of schools had More...

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By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
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Geleff secures win for unexpired two-year term on Exeter school board, Democratic incumbent ousted

EXETER, Penn. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Following receipt of 4,117 write-in votes, a Libertarian was elected to the Exeter School District’s board of education Tuesday night. Jerry Geleff, chairman of the More...

By Reuters On Saturday, November 4th, 2017
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Philadelphia mayor seeks end of state control of city schools

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) – Mayor James Kenney of Philadelphia said on Thursday he would seek to end state control of the city’s school district, the 8th largest in the United States, and vowed to increase More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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New program at Blackburn College keeps college education affordable

CARLINVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — A new program at Blackburn College will now meet financial needs of both in-state students, as well as those students from throughout the United States. The new program, More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, September 29th, 2017
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Lockheed Martin unveils fully reusable crewed Martian lander

ADELAIDE, Australia (CNBC) — NASA’s goal to reach Mars is just over a decade away, and Lockheed Martin revealed Thursday how humans might soon walk upon the red planet’s surface. Lockheed Martin More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
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Fiscal budget, school funding formula points of discussion at Nokomis school board meeting

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — In the meeting of the Nokomis School Board on September 21, the board held a public hearing prior to the meeting regarding the district’s budget for the 2017-18 school year More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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Manar/Bourne: Bipartisanship in General Assembly led to historic landmark school funding reform

Educating children should be a bipartisan issue. Two weeks ago in the General Assembly, it finally was. After years of working on this issue and months of intense negotiations, the General Assembly passed a landmark More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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Rep. Keith Wheeler saw school funding bill as rare chance to unite House

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The historic education funding reform enacted in Illinois last week is a compromise that will help students from all income levels, Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) said as More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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Righter touted school funding formula as way to help poor families in lllinois

  SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The new education funding reform model passed by the General Assembly last week will be a positive paradigm shift in how the state handles and funds its schools, Sen. More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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Horace Mann reports quarterly dividend

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Horace Mann Educators Corporation’s (NYSE: HMN) Board of Directors announced a quarterly dividend of $0.275 per share payable on September 29, 2017 to shareholders More...

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