CHAMPAIGN — For the first time in nearly a decade, Champaign-Urbana is home to a Blue Ribbon school.
On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan named St. Thomas More a 2014 Blue Ribbon recipient, a recognition his department calls a widely acknowledged symbol of "exemplary teaching and learning."
MAHOMET — Nominating petition forms for the April 2, 2015, school board election in the Mahomet-Seymour school district are now available.
PAXTON — Starting next school year, Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School students who qualify will have a chance to complete coursework at Parkland College that can be used for industry certification or college credit.
URBANA — Kaitlyn Fouke experienced an intense culture shock this summer.
It wasn't when the Urbana High School senior arrived in the African village of Otse, Botswana, for her three-week stay with a host family.
It wasn't when she saw a lion devour a water buffalo while on a safari ride.
URBANA — When Urbana High School sophomore Javon Jackson first heard about the new toy his teacher was about to make a part of gym class, he couldn't believe his ears.
CHAMPAIGN — Building trade unions see the plans to revamp Champaign's two high schools as a chance to reinvigorate career and technical education in the county's largest school district and bolster their own training efforts.
CHAMPAIGN — With the slide show complete, Champaign school Superintendent Judy Wiegand turned to her audience for questions about the upcoming high school referendum.
Sales professional Jon Rector raised his hand. He was convinced of the need to modernize Central and Centennial high schools but wanted to know one thing:
If they get the A-OK from voters on Nov. 4, two area school districts will proceed with plans to rebuild high schools. How the proposed buildings compare:
CENTRAL: 1938, when the Cubs played in the World Series
CHAMPAIGN — The $30 million new school they've been hoping for is still likely at least a decade away, but Dr. Howard Elementary may soon get a temporary home with far better amenities than it has now.