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Education

Local education news from WVIK Quad Cities NPR.
  • On Midwest Week, Davenport agrees to continue the school resource officer program, and assign police officers to several schools.
  • A state grant will help train new teachers in eastern Iowa. Seven school districts, led by Davenport, will receive 3.7 million dollars from the Teacher and Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Pilot Program.
  • A new chancellor will soon lead the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. On Thursday, the Board of Trustees officially hired Sonya Williams, currently serving as Vice President of Education and Chief Academic Officer at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois.
  • One of the best ways to fight fraud is education, and that's the goal of the Fraud Fighters from the Iowa Insurance Division who will visit the Quad Cities Tuesday.
  • This summer, free breakfasts and lunches will be available for all students in the Rock Island School District.
  • Join Matt & Joy for this episode of A Real Piece of Work as they speak with Mandi Dolson and Nic Hockenberry, both Directors of Workforce Solutions at Greater Dubuque Development. Mandi and Nic discuss how their career paths changed along the way, but led them to the careers they now love. They give advice on things they wish they had done as a high school and college student to help them on their career paths, and discuss how important it is to establish connections along the way. The Junior Achievement student question comes from Lizzie from Wahlert Catholic High School.
  • It’s more than just donating blood…The Impact is REALOn this episode of A Real Piece of Work, Matt & Joy talk with three ImpactLife employees. Pete Lux, Vice President Donor and Patient Services, Tara Dunahoo, Vice President Technical Services, and Tina Wieland, Manager of Donor Services share where they came from and how they got to be where they are today. They also discuss different roles and duties at ImpactLife. You will also hear one thing they all love about their jobs and one thing they wish they could change. The Junior Achievement student question is provided by Makenzie Iams from United Township High School.
  • Government
    On Midwest Week, the debate over public funds for private schools delays adjournment for the Iowa Legislature.
  • Do you want to add more life to your years and more years to your life? If you answered yes, listen closely because I’m going to share the key to aging well, free from disease.
  • Public forums will be held next month for the four finalists for chancellor of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. Wednesday the board of trustees named the possible successors to Don Doucette who's going to retire in June.