URBANA — The University of Illinois plans to open an office in India, possibly by the end of the year or the start of the 2015-16 school year.
The university submitted its application for office space with Indian officials last week and, if approved, will begin the search for a small office in New Delhi.
CHAMPAIGN — Voters in the Champaign school district will likely be asked to approve $150 million to build a new Central High School and renovate Centennial High School, about $30 million more than early estimates for the projects.
The Champaign school board Monday night discussed a tentative ballot question for the Nov. 4 election and will take a final vote Aug. 11.
GIFFORD — The school district continues to pay for items damaged or destroyed in last November's tornado.
At its meeting last week, the school board approved the purchase of a school bus. Soon, it is expected to approve a bid to build a new bus barn — replacing the one flattened by the Nov. 17 twister.
Q: What's required to register a student in school? Can schools require birth certificates and Social Security numbers? What if a student doesn't have them?
A: Four different proofs are required to register a student: of health-related exams, immunizations, age and residency,
It's something a school administrator would rather keep out of the spotlight.
— 1,549 school suspensions given in the last academic year, the highest number in the last five years.
— 853 suspensions given to K-5 students — a jump of 368 from the previous year.
— And 4,133 discipline referrals for that same age group — more than twice the number of the year before.
Cornfields. Fringe. The boonies.
The proposed site for Central High School along the city's northern border has inspired those descriptions from residents who see it as urban sprawl.
The site itself — 80 acres north of Interstate Drive, where Neil Street ends — is still a farm field, and to the north and beyond is nothing but soybeans, corn, trees and silos.
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CHICAGO — College affordability, diversity and inclusion. The university's role in economic development. Thinking globally. Helping the state of Illinois address workforce challenges. Collaborating among campuses and other institutions to address educational issues such as the achievement gap.
And that's just part of the list.
CHAMPAIGN — School officials say they will likely move forward with plans to build a new Central High School on the northern edge of Champaign, now that Dodds Park is definitively not an option.
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