Education

Education

Closing in on Budget Cuts

Oct 13, 2014

After months of discussion, the Davenport School Board will soon have to make some difficult choices. That'll be the message at tonight's meeting from chief financial officer Marsha Tangan.

Knox College

One year, and more than 12 million dollars later, Knox College is ready to re-open a campus landmark. It will re-dedicate Alumni Hall on Saturday. 

Davenport School District

More classes for high school students in Davenport could mean lower costs for the school district. As part of an effort to save money, the Davenport School Board tonight will consider changing the high school class schedule from four classes per day to seven.

WVIK

For veterans, a visit to the chiropractor could bring relief from physical pain and anxiety. Over the next three years, researchers at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport will study the impact of chiropractic care on veterans with musculoskeletal disorders.

WVIK Staff

Hundreds of students, parents, and other local residents gathered this morning to celebrate a program that's bringing together arts and education. The Davenport School District held a ribbon cutting and open house for its new Creative Arts Academy, at its hub at the Davenport Public Library.

29th Annual Student Hunger Drive

Sep 29, 2014
WVIK Staff

High schools students will compete to get a leg-up on the competition as they kick-off the Student Hunger Drive. Teenagers from 17 Quad Cities area schools will perform skits at Monday's pizza party. Hy-Vee will give the team with the best skit 2,000 pounds of food. Denise Hester, Executive Director of the Drive, says last year students collected half-a-million pounds of food.

Experts from the Quad Cities and across the country will meet in Moline Friday to talk about the effects of alcohol during pregnancy. The "Action Summit on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders," or FASD, will be held at Black Hawk College. 

After working around the clock for more than two months, the renovation of a Davenport school is finished. Thursday afternoon, the district will celebrate with a ribbon cutting at Truman Elementary School.

State of the Moline Schools

Sep 23, 2014

Now that it's finances are stable, the Moline school district can focus on improving and adding programs for students. That was the message Monday night from Superintendent David Moyer, during his annual state of the schools address.

Academically, the United Township School District is making good progress, but finances will be a huge challenge in the months ahead. That was the message last night from Superintendent Jay Morrow to a community forum. He says graduation rates have reached all-time highs in the past couple of years - at just over 90 per cent - compared to ten years ago when UT struggled to graduate 80 per cent of its seniors.

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