Hoping to save some money in the long run, the Bettendorf school board has approved an early retirement incentive.

Share Joys 2019 Begins

Dec 3, 2019
Moline High School

Students at Moline High School are preparing their annual effort to help needy students in the district. This year's Share Joys campaign kicks off Wednesday.


Monmouth College is going to help its students pay "one of the hidden costs of college." Starting next fall, the cost of textbooks will be included in the college's tuition.

One long-term type of cooperation among local school districts has ended after more than 20 years. During severe weather this winter, schools in the Illinois Quad Cities will no longer cancel classes as a group.

A new advisor has started working with the Davenport school board and superintendent. Monday night the board approved several suggestions from Tom Lane, sent by the Iowa Department of Education to act as a "mentor."

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Many Illinois college students will soon be able to buy marijuana, but many campuses will remain drug-free.

Augustana College, Western Illinois University, and Carl Sandburg College will prohibit cannabis on school property. 

Property taxes could go down slightly next year for some residents of the Rock Island School District. 

This week, Chief Financial Officer Bob Beckwith presented his proposed property tax levy and tax rate. He's recommending a tax rate of $5.35 per $100  assessed value, or about two cents lower than this year.

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: