Latest EDUCATION News From The Illinois Newsroom Team
Illinois now requires public schools to teach LGBTQ+, Asian American and pre-enslavement Black history. Are teachers ready?
Over half of Illinois teachers say they are ready to fulfill new state history requirements, according to a University of Illinois survey.
A glitch in the FAFSA site prevents students with undocumented parents from applying for college aid
Despite efforts to simplify the Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA), students with undocumented parents are dealing with a frustrating website glitch that’s threatening
Over one-third of Illinois fourth graders don’t have basic reading skills. The state has a plan to change that
Senate Bill 2243 required the Illinois State Board of Education to create a literacy plan. The law emphasizes the plan should help school districts adopt evidence-based teaching strategies, including phonics.
New details emerge in University of Illinois police investigation of Akul Dhawan’s death, including alcohol consumption and police timeline
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Police Department says they acted immediately on the information they had at the time, some of which they learned after his death was inaccurate.
The Environmental Protection Agency is beginning to send nearly 5,000 electric buses to school districts around the country after a nearly two-year ramp-up. A few
One in 10 college students are food insecure, according to a 2020 University of Illinois study of U.S. Census data. Some Illinois lawmakers want to change this.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY Champaign County Regional Planning Commission – Opens at 10:00 a.m. Champaign Unit 4 Schools – Closed Parkland College – Closed Rantoul City Schools
Illinois says in a statement that Shannon will be available to participate in practices and games.
VERMILION COUNTY Vermilion County Basketball Tournament — Friday night girls’ play has been moved from Danville Area Community College to Salt Fork High School in
Danville public schools are dismissing early due to a water issue.
MACON COUNTY Decatur Public Schools #61 – no school at the Stephen Decatur Middle School building on January 17 and 18 due to a water
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY Champaign Unit 4 Schools – E-learning Day Gifford Grade School – E-learning Day Heritage School District 8, Homer-Broadlands – E-learning Day Rantoul City