Illinois State University has announced the following students graduated in the spring with bachelor's degrees.
Argenta — Rachel Joy Bruckner
Arthur — Kelsey Jordan Birch
Bismarck — Lauren Elizabeth Hous
Bondville — Nicholas Alan Johnson
Buckley — Meghan Marie Foss
Catlin — Joel Benjamin Learnard
Eight years after kicking off his Unit 4 career as a high school instructional coach, Ryan Cowell debuts today as an elementary principal.
The new boss at Champaign's Booker T. Washington STEM Academy beat out a field of eight candidates the district interviewed for one of its four principal openings.
PAXTON — The PBL school board has a new three-year collective bargaining agreement in place between the district and its employees.
Coming at 1:30 p.m. today on campus: a ceremony marking the opening of the UI's railroad-focused Research and Innovation Laboratory. A few things you ought to know about RAIL:
FISHER — The school district is entering its fifth year of running a deficit budget.
Superintendent Barb Thompson told the board this week that the 2016 fiscal year budget will show $480,000 in red ink. The education fund will be $355,000 short; operations and management $45,000 short; transportation $47,000 short.
A $2,700 grant from the CU Schools Foundation is making cross-district art collaboration possible for 100 students and four teachers in Champaign and Urbana high schools this year.
URBANA — The Urbana school board's newest member is a mother of three who is excited to advocate for student health and fiscal responsibility within the district.
By unanimous vote Tuesday evening, the board appointed Anne Hall to fill the seat that's been vacant since five-year member Elaine Gehrmann resigned in July.
CHARLESTON — Declining enrollment and uncertainty over state funding have led Eastern Illinois University to lay off 67 employees.
Additionally, another 51 positions that had been vacated due to retirements and resignations will not be filled, EIU President David Glassman said Tuesday, less than a week before the start of the fall semester.