Education

Education

After a successful test, the Moline School District is ready to expand a program that teaches children to read, write, speak, and learn in both English and Spanish. Thursday night, it'll hold an information meeting for its Dual Language Academy.

Rehearsing her students for the big spring musical, Kim Mandrell has crossed two huge worries off her list: She's decided not to have Mary Poppins fly - and this year, for the first time ever, she doesn't have to fret about the safety of the audience.

UT School District

After several months of interviews and meetings, the Silvis School Board has selected a new superintendent. Pending a formal vote Wednesday night, Terri Vandewiele will take over in July.

School board president, Kevin Rossmiller, says Doctor Vandewiele started her career in education 20 years ago teaching chemistry and science. And for the past 6 years she's served as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at United Township High School in East Moline.

Davenport Community School District, http://ow.ly/Jx9Iq / Larrison & Associates Architects

Once again, the Davenport Board of Education is set to vote on a plan for a new pool and auditorium for Central High School. At tonight's meeting, the board will hold a public hearing on the $20 million plan, and members may vote on the project.

Augustana College

A long-time coach at Augustana College is going to retire this spring. Fred Whiteside made the announcement today.

BHC Raises Tuition

Feb 17, 2015

The cost to attend Black Hawk College is going up. The board of trustees has approved a tuition increase of 15 dollars per credit hour, to 135 dollars for in-district students, starting in June.

Moline School District

One bid has been received for a Moline elementary school, and the board of education will consider it later this month. 

Augustana College

Augustana students can learn how to start their own company without a business degree. This spring, the college will begin offering an Entrepreneurship Certificate Program. Assistant professor Gregory Tapis, from the Business Department, says students from all majors can earn the certificate. It requires four business classes and a hands-on learning experience. 

WVIK Staff

Western Illinois University has added some color to its Quad Cities campus. Today, Feb. 11, the school put nine pieces of art on display, that were donated by KONE. WIU director of development, Paul Plagenz says KONE, which makes elevators and escalators, donated the pieces from its historic art collection. 

The art includes original watercolors, lithograph prints, multicolor weaving. And, all of the artists live in, or have a connection to, the Quad Cities.

Moline School District

For the second time in two months, the Moline School District is preparing to sell an old school. Tuesday is the deadline to submit sealed bids for Garfield School. 

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