C-U Scholars program requirements

Requirements for the C-U Scholars Program:

– Academic courses:

Four years of English; three years of math; three years of laboratory science; three years of social science; two years of a language other than English.

– Physical fitness:

Around the Big Ten

News from the home cities and states of the Big Ten universities:

PURDUE: Scientists join battle against egg-borne salmonella

Terms in bilingual education

Definitions of terms used in bilingual education

English Language Learner (ELL): a student learning English.

Bilingual education one way to break barriers to learning

By A.M. COLE/For The News-Gazette

(Editor's note: for more on this and related stories, see the C-U Citizen Access website.)

C-U Scholars program aims to prepare more students for life after high school

Say you're a high school student in Illinois and you've met the state's graduation requirements.

Doing that much, and no more, is not going to get you into most of the state's four-year universities. It might not get you a well-paying technical job either.

Academically, Nebraska is a 'good fit' for Big Ten

URBANA – Fifty years ago, the Big Ten presidents formed an organization to promote academic collaboration among their member universities.

Catlin board OKs sale of bonds, but districts hopes not to use them

CATLIN – School officials cleared the way for the sale of up to $1.13 million in working cash bonds on Thursday, but Superintendent Gary Lewis said he hoped the district would not have to sell them.

Lewis described the possible sale of the working cash bonds as a contingency plan in case the state fails to pay the district what it owes.

Champaign, Danville, Rantoul, Georgetown school districts get money to upgrade food service

Four area school districts will be able to update their food service operations thanks to a federal grant.

The Champaign, Danville, Georgetown and Rantoul districts collectively will receive a little more than $134,400 of the $903,000 that was awarded to 43 school districts and academic centers throughout Illinois.

Visiting Academic Professionals ratify labor agreement with UI

URBANA — The Visiting Academic Professionals, a bargaining unit with the Association of Academic Professionals, announced Thursday night they have ratified a tentative agreement with the University of Illinois.

UI ag courses offered via distance education

URBANA – Small agriculture programs at Illinois community colleges and even a Chicago high school are teaming up with the University of Illinois for dual credit courses.

It's a win-win situation, said Heather Miller, the academic outreach program director at the Urbana campus' College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.