Education

Roxy the Bloodhound
7:00 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Rescue Dog Boosts Morale at FMHS

Roxy the Bloodhound greeting one of her new friends at Fort Madison High School.
Credit Erin Slifer / FMHS Staff

A bloodhound named Roxy is making her mark at Fort Madison High School.

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Education
6:41 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Senate Approves School Funding Overhaul

Originally published on Wed May 28, 2014 12:33 am

  The Illinois Senate has passed a plan to overhaul the way schools are funded. But the proposal has a long way to go before becoming law.

After months of negotiations and with just four days left on the General Assembly's spring calendar, the measure was deemed "ready for primetime." The plan would direct state funding to more impoverished schools and divert funding from schools in wealthier areas.

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Education Mandate
10:30 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Illinois High Schools to Teach Defibrillator Use

Credit BrokenSphere / Wikimedia Commons

Students in Illinois will now receive training on a potentially lifesaving device as part of their high school education. One superintendent says it’s the latest in a long line of unfunded mandates.

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Ranking on Education Sub-Committee
11:42 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

U.S. Rep. Loebsack to Use New Committee Position

U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA 2)

Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA 2) has some big plans for his new role on the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee. 

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One-to-One Program
9:12 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Chromebooks for All Galesburg Students

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Galesburg School District #205 board members voted unanimously to begin a One-to-One computer program this fall so all District #205 students will get free Chromebooks of their own at the beginning of next year.

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Could Share Teachers/Staff
9:24 am
Sat April 12, 2014

Keokuk Schools Increasing Tax Rate

The Keokuk School Board will consider ways to address a $500,000 shortfall in its upcoming budget next month.

The Keokuk School Board has approved the district’s certified budget for the upcoming school year.

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Both on Tap for Fall 2014
3:33 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Chromebooks/Preschool Ahead for FM Schools

The Fort Madison School District is moving ahead with a plan to get new technology in the hands of its students.

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