Illinois’ education leaders want to make changes to the state test for students in third through eighth grades, including its format. Jim Rosborg, a former Belleville District 118 superintendent, would like to see the state rethink the minimum scores that students need to be considered proficient in English and math, which he thinks are currently too high for them to reach.
Ashley Daniels has graduated from Southwestern Illinois College and started her own business. But while she was a student, she relied on the Belleville campus’ childcare service, Kids’ Club, which the board of trustees voted Wednesday to eliminate. It was available for faculty, staff and students to use, but enrollment had been down for several years.
Vincent Torigian, a retired Belleville West High School teacher and social studies department chair, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. One of his daughters, Lori Torigian Rogers, and his former colleague at West, Danny Nollman, share stories from Vincent Torigian's career.
Wolf Branch District 113 Superintendent Scott Harres says he hopes the damage at Wolf Branch Middle School caused by mine subsidence can be repaired so students can move back in eventually. Starting Monday, Sept. 18, the entire district will be housed at the elementary school building.
Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill; congressional leaders, and school administrators discuss Friday the effects of Governor Bruce Rauner's veto of the education funding bill at the St. Clair County Regional Office of Education in Belleville.
Granite City High School will start one hour later on Mondays beginning this fall in order to allow more time for staff development. Several area schools have begun working in an extra hour outside the classroom to keep pace with training, coordination and unfunded mandates.
Althoff Catholic High School has started work on a new outdoor athletic complex and a lab focused on science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math. A fundraising campaign paid for the projects.