Musical chairs at middle school

Not 'an Edison issue,' district says of third leader leaving

CHAMPAIGN — In a span of five months, Edison Middle School has lost its principal, his interim replacement and, effective Friday, their trusty assistant.

Foundation looking for Mahomet-Seymour grads

MAHOMET — Did you graduate from Mahomet-Seymour High School?

If so, the Mahomet-Seymour Schools Foundation wants to hear from you.

Firm to spell out qualities of Denman's successor

DANVILLE — Danville school board members on Wednesday will hear about the qualities and qualifications the community wants to see in the district's next leader.

Getting kids off to Bright Starts in preschool

URBANA — In response to a lack of opportunities for wait-listed preschool-age children, the Urbana Early Childhood School has partnered with the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana to offer an alternative prep course for kindergarten.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 23, 2014

They're 4-0 and leading their conference. But Arcola High's high-scoring football team isn't the talk of a sports-crazed community this morning.

"The students are excited about the football team, too," superintendent Tom Mulligan said. "But they're really excited about the iPads. It's neat to be able to say the kids are excited about education."

Blogger weighs in on prof's side

URBANA — A nationally read academic blogger says he believes the University of Illinois’ handing of the Steven Salaita case is a threat to academic freedom.

John K. Wilson, a UI graduate and former student in the Unit One “living/learning community” in Allen Hall, spoke to 89 people, primarily students, in the main room of the residence hall Monday night.

Job fair introduces Stratton students to careers, responsibilities

Tayshaun Coleman is a Peace Keeper at Stratton Elementary School. He patrols the hallways during the day, educates students about respect and school policies, advertises job openings at the Peace Station, helps design posters and conducts interviews.

DACC board to vote on bond issue for tech upgrades

DANVILLE — The Danville Area Community College board on Tuesday could take a step toward issuing up to $1 million in technology and equipment bonds to update computers and other equipment across campus.

Trustees will vote on whether to retain Chapman and Cutler LLP of Chicago as its bond counsel and begin the proceedings.

Salaita case likely to be hot topic today on campus

URBANA — There will be two opportunities on the University of Illinois campus today to discuss the Steven Salaita case and the related issue of academic freedom.

Getting Personal: Peggy Patten

Peggy Patten talks about her career in education at her home in Urbana.