The Iowa Department of Education says the Davenport school superintendent and board members could face consequences if they follow through on a plan to spend more money than authorized by the state. 

With the governor's assurance that education funding will not be cut, work has started to put together next year's budget for the Rock Island schools. Last night, the school board authorized district staff to develop a budget, assuming state aid will stay the same as this year. 

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

Improving education in Iowa will reduce crime. That was the message today (3/10) from the Bettendorf School District and Police Department, during a news conference at Paul Norton Elementary School. Police Chief Phil Redington says the link between education and crime may be stronger than people realize. 

This link was studied in a report released today by the group "Fight Crime: Invest in Kids." It says nation-wide, 7 out of 10 prison inmates have not graduated from high school. And Redington says that means police departments and parents need to support local schools.

The superintendent of the Davenport schools is going to defy state law, and spend more than allowed on his students. That was the announcement last night by Doctor Art Tate.

EICC Budget

Mar 10, 2015
submitted / EICC

With the deadline just a month away, trustees of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges have approved a budget for next year. 

SAU - Jane Kettering

A busy intersection in Davenport will soon be the site of a new welcome center for Saint Ambrose University. On Monday, it completed the purchase of the former Eye Care Pavilion building, at West Locust and Harrison. 

A Visit to Afghanistan

Mar 5, 2015
Jordan Schneider

The first woman to teach at a private university in Afghanistan will be the featured speaker Saturday for the local chapter of the American Association of University Women. Jordan Schneider of Davenport spent a month in 2013, teaching and living in Herat, in the western part of the country.

After a successful test, the Moline School District is ready to expand a program that teaches children to read, write, speak, and learn in both English and Spanish. Thursday night, it'll hold an information meeting for its Dual Language Academy.

Rehearsing her students for the big spring musical, Kim Mandrell has crossed two huge worries off her list: She's decided not to have Mary Poppins fly - and this year, for the first time ever, she doesn't have to fret about the safety of the audience.

UT School District

After several months of interviews and meetings, the Silvis School Board has selected a new superintendent. Pending a formal vote Wednesday night, Terri Vandewiele will take over in July.

School board president, Kevin Rossmiller, says Doctor Vandewiele started her career in education 20 years ago teaching chemistry and science. And for the past 6 years she's served as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at United Township High School in East Moline.