Even though state funding has not yet been set for next year, the Bettendorf school board has finished working on the budget, and will submit it to the state by the deadline next week. Monday night, the board held a public hearing then gave its final approval.

Moline School District

Once again, a proposed local option sales tax for schools will be on the ballot Tuesday in Rock Island County. Herb Trix reports. Polls will be open in Illinois Tuesday from 6 am until 7 pm. 

Land once proposed for a new athletic complex for Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, instead will be used by Assumption High School - for a sports complex. On Tuesday, Assumption completed the purchase of the property from the university.

Students who graduate from Carl Sandburg College's honors program will now have an easier path to a four-year school. Honor students will be able to transfer directly from the two-year community college into Western Illinois University's Centennial Honors College.

School Funding Revolt

Mar 27, 2015

The Davenport School District asks why it has to cut programs and staff when reserve funds could be used. And why it can't spend as much as neighboroing districts.

This week on Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Linda Cook, reporter for the Quad City Times. 

The cost to attend Western Illinois University may go up next fall. Tomorrow the board of trustees will consider raising tuition, fees, and room and board by 1.7 per cent. Under the university's cost guarantee program, entering undergraduate students will pay the same amount each year for all four years if they graduate on-time. The proposed increase for those attending WIU in the Quad Cities is 2 per cent.Also on tomorrow's agenda is next year's student health insurance fee.The board meets at 9 am, in Macomb. 


An expert on education will be the commencement speaker this spring at Augustana College. Brandon Busteed is executive director of Education for the Gallup company. 

Starting in the fall, students from Augustana College will help the city of Clinton with a variety of environmental, economic, and social projects. Today the two announced a partnership to promote "sustainability."

WVIK Staff

Saint Ambrose University has a new offer for its students - if they agree to certain conditions, it will guarantee they'll graduate in four years or less. 


  A couple of Dubuque High School teachers are encouraging people to be "life-long learners."  On March 19, they're hosting an independent TED event at Loras College. TED is a 30-year old non-profit that organizes conferences for the world's leading thinkers, devoted to "ideas worth spreading." And it's inspired local events like this one in Dubuque.One of the organizers, Erica Sheehan, says this will be the first of its kind in Dubuque. The conference will feature five speakers, presenting on the topics of education, learning, and psychology.