Education

Education
8:04 am
Tue October 9, 2012

More Training Possible for New Drivers

cyberdriveillinois.com

There's speculation some teenagers put off getting their drivers licenses until they're 18 to avoid Illinois' graduated drivers license program.  There's a chance those young motorists would be required to get more training in the future too.

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Education
8:00 am
Tue October 9, 2012

College Receives Grant to Expand Training Programs

mchenry.edu

McHenry County College will receive nearly $600,000 over three years from a U.S. Labor Department  grant to expand its manufacturing and robotics training programs. According to the McHenry County Labor Report of 2011, manufacturing is the largest employment sector of industry in McHenry County.

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Education
4:36 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Rockford College Changing Name

Rockford.edu

Rockford College trustees have approved changing the institution's name to Rockford University.  According to the school's website, work to fully complete the transition will be taking place from now until July 1, 2013 and the school will proceed with submitting all formal petitions for university designation to the State of Illinois and all accrediting agencies.

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Education
4:33 am
Tue October 2, 2012

College Illinois Up and Running...Again

College Illinois

College Illinois is once again open for business. The state's troubled pre-paid tuition program had previously stopped selling contracts amid reports of financial mismanagement.

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Education
6:45 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Illinois Isn't Immune To Research Funding Woes At Universities

Declining state funding for major public universities has the National Science Board concerned about the ability of the schools to carry out engineering research, while also providing an affordable education to a broad range of students. The Board's latest report says Illinois is a prime example.

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Education
6:17 am
Fri September 21, 2012

NIU Still Waiting On State Payments

Northern Illinois University President John Peters has told members of the university's board of trustees that the state is once again behind on payments. 

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Education
5:59 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

UPDATE: Chicago Teachers Vote To Suspend Strike, Resume Classes

The Chicago Teachers Union president says the city's students will be back in class Wednesday after delegates voted overwhelmingly to suspend a seven-day teachers strike. 


Karen Lewis spoke during a Tuesday evening news conference after delegates met to consider a tentative contract proposal. The teachers walked out last week over issues including how they are evaluated and job security. Some 350, ooo students were affected.   

Education
6:29 am
Mon September 17, 2012

No Deal: Chicago Teachers To Continue Strike

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will seek a court order to end the teachers strike, and that the strike is illegal under state law.

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Education
6:00 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Rockford College President Sees Bright Future

Rockford College President Robert Head
Rockford College

Dr. Robert Head came to Rockford College in 2008 as its 17th president. The former banker started the job after several years of tumultuous financial footing in which the college sold off artwork to raise funds. Head says those years are past, and the college is entering a new chapter to reach out to international students.

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Education
6:32 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Gifted Students In Rockford See More Opportunities

Washington Academy Teacher Angela Schmidt preparing for class
WNIJ

A new academic year is underway for schools across Illinois. For certain students in the Rockford district, they’re finally getting the opportunity they’ve been waiting for.

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