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.
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.
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.
SIUE’s early childhood center is one of the few remaining on college campuses that help support nontraditional students with children. The center educated and cares for children while the parent is in class.
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 sco
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
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 Vince
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 ho
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, coordin