Preschool en Emphasis - May 25 <p>Rich Egger&#39;s guest is Dr Pedro Noguera, who is a sociologist&nbsp; and teacher from New York University.&nbsp; He was one of the keynote speakers at this year&#39;s Dealing With Difference Institute at Western Illinois University.<br /><br />Noguera said he remains passionate about teaching because education is so heavily implicated in the problems facing society yet it&#39;s also part of the solution.<br /> Fri, 25 May 2012 14:53:14 +0000 Rich Egger 15704 at Emphasis - May 25 Keokuk Expands Preschool Program <p>The Keokuk School District is currently serving thirty 4-year-olds as part of its state-funded preschool program at Hawthorne Elementary.&nbsp;</p><p>Superintendent Lora Wolff says demand was even higher as applicants had to be turned away during registration last year.</p><p>That fact prompted the administration to propose the idea of adding a second classroom for the 2012/2013 school year.&nbsp; The extra classroom would expand capacity from 30 students to 80 students.</p> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 12:31:10 +0000 Jason Parrott 12792 at Keokuk Expands Preschool Program Keokuk Encourages Preschool Enrollment <p>The Keokuk School District could soon know if it should expand its preschool program.&nbsp;</p><p>The district currently serves 30 four-year-olds.&nbsp; Half of them meet in the morning while the other half attends preschool in the afternoon.</p><p>Superintendent Lora Wolff says sign-up for next year is already underway.&nbsp; She says more than 40 applications have already been returned to the district.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 10:31:00 +0000 Jason Parrott 12037 at Keokuk Encourages Preschool Enrollment Keokuk School Board Reviews Cuts <p>The Keokuk School Board is weighing future goals versus current needs as it considers cutting next year&rsquo;s budget.</p><p>The panel met for nearly two hours, Monday night, to review the administration&rsquo;s plan for closing a $1.3-million shortfall.</p><p>It calls for the use of @$580,000 in cash reserves and $700,000 in cuts.</p><p>The cash reserves are being looked at as a one-time revenue source, so the same amount would likely be needed through cuts next year.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 13:44:33 +0000 Jason Parrott 11344 at Keokuk School Board Reviews Cuts