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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 Proposes M.S. Program

Nov 8, 2019
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.

R.I. Schools Complete Renovations

Nov 5, 2019
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.

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