DANVILLE — Calling it a tough decision, school board members on Wednesday unanimously approved eliminating two dozen positions and making other cuts to save the district nearly $3 million in the upcoming fiscal year.
Superintendent Mark Denman said at least 16 positions would be eliminated through attrition, but the rest could come through a reduction in force.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Republicans moved Wednesday to dispute House Speaker Michael Madigan's contention that downstate and suburban school districts get a "free lunch" in state-subsidized pension payments for teachers.
Matthew Stark OK'd with unanimous vote
URBANA — Urbana High School will have a new principal next year.
The Urbana school board voted unanimously Tuesday to hire Matthew Stark. The board met Stark at its meeting last week but voted on his hire this week after postponing all action at that meeting.
Danville Area Community College hosted the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering regional competition, a Test of Engineering Aptitudes in Mathematics and Science, on Feb. 5.
Students were tested in seven different academic areas which included mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, English, engineering graphics and computer science.
By Alvarez Dixon
Almost without warning my little girl has transformed from the dimpled darling who loved to swing beneath her father's bicep to a sophisticated young lady who would rather watch Internet videos and spend her daddy's money at the mall. The dimple is still there, but I'd have to stand on a ladder to swing her on my arm today.
URBANA — The Social Justice Committee at Urbana High School is collecting formal wear and accessories for men and women to stock an affordable, vintage boutique for their fellow students to wear to prom.
GEORGETOWN — School officials voted this week to honorably dismiss the equivalent of 34 full-time support personnel and one certified teacher, and to not renew the contracts of two special-education teachers.
URBANA — Linking Educators and Parents and the Rotary Club of Urbana are hosting a showing of the movie "Journey into Dyslexia" at 6:30 p.m. March 26 at the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St., U.
The film is free. Please register by calling Marilyn Kay at 217-367-0398 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois College of Law dropped another 12 points in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, falling to No. 47 in the country.
Once a top-20 program, the law school slid from 23rd to 35th last year following disclosures that an assistant dean had fudged several years' worth of admissions data — a key factor in law school rankings.
URBANA — A governance group at the University of Illinois that for decades has discussed the awarding of honorary degrees behind closed doors will no longer hold those meetings in private.