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The search is officially underway for a new superintendent for the Bettendorf schools. The board of education has hired a consultant to help, and last week approved the search process.

Augustana College

Augustana College wants to add a master's program in speech-language pathology. So, on Monday, it will hold a public forum to give people an opportunity to learn more.

The Illinois State Board of Education yesterday released its new report card. That name makes it sound like gives schools a grade, which it does. But there’s much more to it than that. Here are five things you need to know about the Illinois Report Card:  

Over the past few years, Illinois lawmakers have been trying to ease the teacher shortage. But one of those plans also made it more difficult for school paraprofessionals to get licensed.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Thanks to the local option tax for schools, more than $1 million of construction projects have been completed in the Rock Island-Milan School District. They include improved security at three schools including Edison Junior High, which also received renovations to its main office and library.

Enrollment declined at Illinois community colleges again this fall, driven in part by a strong economy and low unemployment.

WVIK News / Data Sources: Illinois Community College Board & Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

Community colleges in western Illinois and eastern Iowa are bucking a trend in declining enrollment.

Michelle O'Neill reports the Illinois Community College Board reports on average, enrollment this fall at the state's community colleges has dropped 4.2% compared to a year ago.


WVIK News

On Midwest Week, the Davenport School Board agrees to sell a former school, but not to the highest bidder.

Palmer College

Work will begin soon on two major building projects at Palmer College in Davenport. Wednesday it announced plans for a new Learning Commons and Experiential Learning Center.

NASA

A former astronaut who likes to promote science education will visit Augustana College next week. Doctor Jose Hernandez says his lecture "Reaching for the Stars" is about "dreaming big" and not giving up.

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