The cost to attend Black Hawk College may not change next year. Thursday night, the board of trustees will consider tuition for the fiscal year starting in July.

The Bettendorf school board is preparing to take the next step in its search for a new superintendent. Tuesday night, its consultant will meet with the board in private session and provide it with a list of eight to twelve possible candidates.

Joining a national organization may help students taking cyber security classes at the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. It's the first college in Iowa and Illinois to partner with the National Cybersecurity Training and Education Center. 

Monmouth College

A former president of Monmouth College is being remembered for leading the college's resurgence during the 1980's. Bruce Haywood died Tuesday, he was 94.

Every child in America has the right to a “free and appropriate public education,” thanks to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, signed into law by President George H.W. Bush almost three decades ago.

And if that education can’t be provided in the student’s home district, the student can go elsewhere —  also for free. Illinois taxpayers typically spend at least $25 million per year to place hundreds of students outside the state, in residential treatment centers, therapeutic boarding schools, and other private facilities designed to serve students with special needs. 

The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees (BoT) split right down the middle on whether to name Dr. Martin Abraham as the school’s next president.  Tri States Public Radio spoke with a board member from each side of the issue to get their thoughts.   

A private school based in the Quad Cities is going to expand, and open a campus in Clinton. Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf has announced plans to take over a boarding school for Chinese students at the former Ashford University.


On Midwest Week, a national search will begin soon for a new president of Western Illinois University.


Thanks to voter approval of the local option sales tax, the Rock Island School District is fixing up its buildings. Wednesday district officials cut a ribbon to celebrate improvements at Earl Hanson Elementary School.

Bikes for Brains could use more donations to help pay the bills this year.

Today, dozens of children and parents picked up new bikes at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Rock Island.