Education

Education

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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. 

Davenport School District

After interviewing seven candidates, the Davenport school board has chosen a new member. Wednesday  night, the board selected Linda Hayes to fill out the un-expired term of Bill Sherwood who died last month.She will serve until the next election, in September.Hayes is a graduate of Saint Ambrose University, and now studying for a masters degree in organizational leadership at Saint Ambrose.She will be sworn in at next Monday's  meeting. 

WVIK Staff

Western Illinois University in the Quad Cities will be evaluated next week. The Higher Learning Commission has sent a team to determine how well it's serving students. Joe Rives, Vice President of the Quad Cities campus, says representatives will visit the campus on Feb. 2 and 3. And, they'll talk with students, faculty, and administrators. 

Since last summer, the Quad Cities campus has been fully located on the riverfront in Moline, after moving from the 60th Street location. And, Commission policy requires new campuses be evaluated within six months of opening.

A Davenport school principal has been cleared of the most serious charge, but still faces penalties for a cheating scandal. Today the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners announced its decision in the case of Sara Gott.

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