UI offers language classes for non-students in January

URBANA — The University of Illinois this January will offer a variety of foreign language classes for area residents.

The classes — in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian — are offered by the UI's School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics through its Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program.

Danville school board has made pick for next superintendent

DANVILLE — Danville school board members hope to be able to announce in a few weeks who the school district's next leader is.

Board President Bill Dobbles said the board met in a four-hour-long closed session on Monday night to discuss three finalists for superintendent.

Urbana celebrates high school's hundredth

URBANA — It'd be hard to turn 100 and not have a couple of ghosts haunting your halls.

And Urbana High School is no exception.

The building celebrated its centennial birthday on Monday, and, as Urbana school district Superintendent Don Owen puts it, with age comes character, and maybe even a couple of phantoms.

Shake-up in Danville school board's look likely in April

DANVILLE — The school board will look somewhat different once the panel reorganizes in late April.

Monticello board seeks more detail in high school plan

MONTICELLO — What's next for Monticello school facilities?

More detail.

That seemed to be the consensus of school board members in their first meeting since voters turned down a ballot question to build a new high school.

Westville levy up by almost 3 percent

WESTVILLE — School board members approved a tentative $2.31 million tax levy for the upcoming year. That's an increase of slightly less than 3 percent from the current levy.

Fisher school board considers tax levy

FISHER — The Fisher school board looked at its proposed tax levy and set a truth in taxation hearing for Dec. 15. It will pass the levy then.

Urbana school superintendent leaves DC with homework assignment

The head of the Urbana School District now has a lot on his plate thanks to a homework assignment from President Barack Obama.

Superintendent Don Owen attended the National Connected Superintendents Summit at the White House on Wednesday. It was an event designed to allow school leaders to share their approaches to using technology in the classroom.

A capital opportunity

URBANA — The White House is pretty impressed with the Urbana school district's use of technology in the classroom.

So much so that it invited Superintendent Don Owen to Washington, D.C., today to take part in a national education summit, put on by the U.S. Department of Education.

Younger Generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults

Team raises awareness

The Champaign Edison Middle School girls' basketball teams recently held a Cancer Awareness Night.

In 2012, then-coach Kelly Koller organized this event as the community project for the Comets. This year, Koller, eighth-grade coach Roni Dixon and seventh-grade coach Kelly Lomas all helped organize this event.