Committee urges more study on whether to require school uniforms in Danville

DANVILLE – For a number of years, Danville school officials have discussed on and off whether to require students to wear uniforms.

On Wednesday, members of the Ownership in Education committee, which has been reviewing and recommending revisions to the student handbook and discipline manual, will recommend that a committee be formed to study that idea further.

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INDIANA: University board OKs plan for no pay hikes

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – A new Indiana University budget plan that doesn't include money toward employee pay raises for a second straight year was approved by the school's Board of Trustees.

Champaign school district looks at potential change to gifted programs

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign school district will be looking at alternatives to its self-contained gifted classrooms for providing gifted education to students.

Danville school officials consider rules on sexting, cyberbullying

DANVILLE – The use of cell phones, the Internet and social networking sites among students has exploded in the last few years.

Clinic set for physicals, immunizations

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign school district's Family Information Center will offer school physicals and immunizations later this week.

Learn to Fly Day event is Saturday near St. Joseph

ST. JOSEPH – If you've ever had a serious hankering to learn to fly, you should take advantage of hob-nobbing with pilots who can answer your questions about the sport Saturday.

Westville bids farewell to Catholic school, a fixture for more than a century

WESTVILLE – It's been 77 years since Emmalu Brewer was a student at St. Mary's School in Westville.

Even though she didn't attend classes in the current building, she hoped to take one last look around on Saturday before the 107-year-old Catholic grade school closes at the end of the month.

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MICHIGAN STATE: Law students blog

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – In one entry, a student confesses his first semester finals in law school were more terrifying than the time he was in a Kurdish neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey, and a drunk fired an AK-47, hollering ethnic slurs.

Plans take shape for merged Catholic academy in Danville

DANVILLE – Plans for the new Schlarman Academy that will combine the three Catholic schools in Danville are beginning to take shape, officials said Friday.

The local pastor board on Thursday approved 16 members for the academy's board of trustees. Their names will be announced once they formally accept their seats.

Sales tax money for schools starts arriving: almost $50 per pupil in Champaign County

Each student in Champaign County was worth $47.78 in sales tax money to his or her school district for the month of January.

Champaign County schools received their first payments this week from the 1-cent school facilities sales tax that went into effect on Jan. 1.