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A new smartphone app is helping students and parents in the Quad Cities report crime and other problems. CrimeStoppers, police departments, and public schools are promoting the mobile app called, "P-3 Campus."

This week, residents of the Rock Island School District can help choose the next superintendent. Three open forums will be held for people to talk about "the qualities and characteristics" they think are most important.

Augustana College Library

A long time professor of religion at Augustana College has died. Dr. Peter Beckman passed away last week at the age of 93. 

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The Quad Cities United Way and eight school districts are working together to make attendance a top priority. Today at Virgil Grissom Elementary School in Princeton, they kicked off an initiative called, "Strive for Less than 5." The goal is for all students not to miss more than five days of school this year. 

Even though the school year has already started, the United Township School Board has just approved this year's budget. It includes projected revenue of $33 million and expenditures around $30 million.

Budget problems may finally be over for an agency that provides special education services to schools in eastern Iowa. Thursday the State Board of Education is expected to give its final approval to plans submitted by the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, based in Bettendorf.

Western Illinois University is making it easier for smart students to get help with tuition. Students applying to attend next fall may be eligible to automatically recieve up to $10,000 annually. And they don't have to complete a separate application.

Residents of the Rock Island School District can help find a new superintendent. The district has posted a survey on its website, asking for the background and abilities they value most.

Recent polls have shown a rising number of Americans think higher education is bad for the country. So on Wednesday, representatives from seven Quad Cities institutions announced a joint effort to change that.

Early School Closings

Aug 27, 2018

Some schools in the Quad Cities area will close early Monday because of high heat and humidity. The forecast calls for sunny, with a high near 91, but with heat index values as high as 101.