math en Math Camp for Young Girls at WIU <p><a href="" target="_blank">Western Illinois University</a> will offer a week-long summer camp for junior high-age girls to grow their interest in mathematics. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:53:14 +0000 Frannie Smith 56610 at Math Camp for Young Girls at WIU Academic Skills Aid Job Search <p>Illinois manufacturers have many unfilled jobs despite the number of job-seekers<br /><br />Blanche Shoup, director of the Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois, says many applicants lack specific skills, including math aptitude.<br /><br />She says, &ldquo;Math is absolutely critical and that&#39;s one of the areas that we score the lowest when it comes to evaluating the quality of our workforce.&nbsp; Math is always a challenge.&rdquo;<br /> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:13:45 +0000 James Lenz 19699 at Academic Skills Aid Job Search Illinois Committee Endorses New Math Standard <p>An Illinois House education panel okayed a plan that would change math standards for middle and high school students.<br /><br />The measure was developed by Democratic Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon. It would require the State Board of Education to develop a curriculum that includes an extra year of math in high schools. Currently only three years are required by the state, though many schools already require four years.<br /><br />Simon has visited each of the state&#39;s 48 community colleges and said she repeatedly heard students lacked math skills.<br /> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:06:59 +0000 Rich Egger 14075 at Illinois Committee Endorses New Math Standard