News: Former Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL, chancellors call for SIU trustees to shift money from Carbondale, IL, campus to SIUE. If not, they support splitting them into two schools in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
Politics news: Illinois lawmakers call for SIU president's resignation after SIUC professor reveals email about Carbondale, IL campus to SIUE officials in Edwardsville, IL in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO.
School news: Lawmakers working on bill that would allow Wolf Branch Middle School to borrow money to repair sinking building that was damaged from mine subsidence in Swansea, IL in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO.
Education news: A Collinsville, IL high school teacher won a prestigious educator award for economic and personal finance education by Econ Illinois in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO.
Education news: Cahokia, IL, District 187 Superintendent Art Ryan, who started as a teacher, is retiring after 33 years. Another school administrator will finish the year for him near Belleville, IL, in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
School news: Collinsville, IL, teachers get pay raises in union contract negotiated for 2017-18 academic year by the Collinsville Education Association and district near Belleville, IL, in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
Crime news: Police, FBI and US Postal Service launch investigation to find source of anonymous letter threat to a dance planned for Collinsville High School in Collinsville, IL in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO.
School news: Illinois legislators propose splitting and separating SIU campuses in Edwardsville, IL, near Belleville IL, and St. Louis, MO, and SIU Carbondale IL in Southern Illinois as a way to give each college its own board.
Education news: Belleville, IL, and East St. Louis, IL, schools in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, try to attract more people of color to hire as teachers to reflect the diversity of black and Hispanic students in their districts.
Jim Rosborg a retired Belleville superintendent and director of the master’s of education program at McKendree University talks about the Illinois teacher shortage and the need for a diverse workforce.
Ed Hightower was Edwardsville District 7’s first black superintendent in 1996. He said it was a priority for the district to have a staff as diverse as the students. Hightower worked in the position for 19 years before he retired.
Sparta High School senior Jonathan Williams talks about the need for diverse teachers and the opportunities his school is offering for students to experience teaching. The metro-east has 5 times as many black students as black teachers.
School news: Pell Grants available to college students at McKendree University in Lebanon, IL, SWIC in Belleville, IL, SIUE in Edwardsville, IL, and Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, IL, in Southern Illinois near St. Louis , MO.
Education news: SIU Board of Trustees votes not to move millions in state funding to Southern Illinois University's SIUE school campus in Edwardsville, IL, in Southern Illinois from SIUC campus in Carbondale, IL.
Education news: Democratic state representatives support plan to move millions in state funding to Southern Illinois University's SIUE campus in Edwardsville from the SIUC campus in Carbondale IL because of college student enrollment growth.
Education news: A Columbia High School student from Columbia, IL, in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, has been expelled. He allegedly made a "hit list" of students and critiqued the Parkland, FL, shooter's methods.
Education news: Illinois schools, including in Belleville IL, East St. Louis IL, Granite City IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO, are getting more state money for classrooms and students for 2018 under politicians' school funding reform bill.
Education news: Dupo IL near Belleville IL hires new principal from Collinsville IL with data analysis experience to help high school teachers and students improve state assessment test scores in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO.
Education news: Triad High School student in Troy, IL near Belleville, IL got a perfect score on the ACT college entrance exam when he took the test in southern Illinois near St. Louis MO. Here’s his best test-taking advice.