Summary of Danville schools' test scores

Danville school district 2010 test scores

Schools that made adequate yearly progress

Edison Elementary

Reading: 72.9 percent

Math: 82.1 percent

Northeast Elementary

Reading: 77.8 percent

Math: 88 percent

Prairie, Washington find favor as early-childhood site

URBANA – The Urbana school board has narrowed the options for a site for a new early childhood building.

Board members favor either building a new facility on land the district owns around Prairie Elementary School, 2101 E. Washington St., or on the same site as the current Washington Early Childhood School at 1002 N. Broadway Ave.

Committee will have say on Urbana school boundaries

URBANA – A committee with parent representatives will help decide what criteria the Urbana school district should use when it goes about redistricting the boundaries for its elementary schools.

Danville teachers back strike if talks fail on Sunday

DANVILLE – Just as they did three weeks ago, Danville teachers and support staff on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to go on strike next week if contract negotiations between its union and the school district aren't successful.

However, Danville Education Association officials said they're cautiously optimisic that won't happen.

Urbana school board narrows options for early childhood building

URBANA — The Urbana school board has narrowed the options for a site for a new early childhood building.

No deal, but Danville school talks continue

DANVILLE – While there's no tentative agreement yet, Danville Education Association and school district officials said Tuesday night that they feel confident they can reach a settlement at their next round of talks and avert a strike.

Negotiations to resume in Danville on Tuesday afternoon

DANVILLE – During a five-month-long teachers' contract dispute in Danville, district officials have remained steadfast in their desire to see the union accept a package proposal that comes with a salary freeze for most employees.

Plan for 'urgent' Danville building projects on agenda

DANVILLE – Danville schools officials have crossed off several of the most expensive items on a list of "urgent" building projects that must be done.

On Wednesday, Buildings and Grounds Director Ron Henton will discuss the remaining items and the plan for tackling them.

Labor Day: The meat cutter



By SUSAN KANTOR/For The News-Gazette

Jeff Baumann always dreamed of owning his own business, and a career in meat cutting led him to fulfill that dream.

Easter's eye on retirement once UI hires replacement

URBANA – Interim Chancellor Robert Easter says he will retire once the University of Illinois chooses a new chancellor and has no interest in the permanent job, or any other administrative post.