Student achievement will be the top priority for the new superintendent of the Moline Schools. That's what Doctor Rachel Savage told reporters Monday ahead of a meet-and-greet event for the community - she'll officially take over in July after Lanty McGuire retires.

St. Ambrose University

A major remodeling project has started at St. Ambrose University in Davenport. McMullen Hall is being renovated and expanded, and will become the new home of the College of Business.

On Midwest Week, Western Illinois University tries to deal with serious financial problems. 

A man who was once named one of America's Best Leaders will be the commencement speaker for Augustana College. Dr. Eboo Patel will address the college's 159th graduating class in May. 

Davenport School Layoffs

Mar 8, 2019

Bad news for some employees of the Davenport schools. On Friday layoff notices were sent to teachers, secretarial, and administrative staff, as part of the budget reductions agreed to by the board of education.

Moline-Coal Valley School District

Moline High School students now have a bigger stage and better space for the performing arts. This afternoon, the school hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Bartlett Performing Arts Center.

A large crowd gathered late Wednesday afternoon in front of Western Illinois University's main administrative building on the Macomb campus.

Faculty, students, staff, and community members huddled on the steps of Sherman Hall in the cold, chanting, and waving signs with messages such as "Faculty is committed to WIU,"  "Teaching makes admin jobs possible," and "Fight for our families." The group was there for a rally in support of the 132 employees who received layoff notices on March 1.

Janene Murphy

Some students in Bettendorf are preparing for a world robotics competition. The Winter Soldiers, a neighborhood team whose members are 12-18 years old, will go to an international competition in Detroit next month. 

Schedule changes go into effect Monday for the Davenport schools to make up for days lost to bad weather. / Davenport School District, Jackson Elementary School tweet

Davenport students will spend more time in class each day to help the make up for snow days. The public district also plans to add two school days to the calendar to comply with state law.