CHAMPAIGN -- It's discouraging to see Illinois at the bottom of the list, but there are some innovative approaches to change it.
Cheryl Bautch from Family Services joins us to give some tips on Helping Your Children with homework.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new law is giving some people a second chance at reaching their goals.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's hard to believe summer is pretty much over and school is already to here.
PONTIAC -- The White House has recognized an area teacher's environmental efforts.
URBANA -- Schools will have some new additions to teaching staff this year.
ILLINOIS -- Community colleges throughout the state could soon offer something new.
DANVILLE -- Kids can get a leg up on school supplies Saturday.
ARCOLA -- The Arcola School District raised the almost $650,000 it needed to purchase new iPads for all students K - 12.
ILLINOIS -- A new bill signed this week is helping kids bridge the cap between high school and college.
CHAMPAIGN -- One group is making sure teachers are ready for the first day of class.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- More than 400 veterans are furthering their educations at UI.
ILLINOIS -- Children with dyslexia are getting more help.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area non-profit is helping kids grow as they learn to take care of plants and vegetables. It's called Prosperity Gardens.
Update: 6:00 pm, 7/9/14, Wednesday VERMILION COUNTY -- Two school districts are a step closer to consolidating.
ILLINOIS -- The state has a new law in place to help children in military families enroll in school faster.
ILLINOIS -- Teachers love their summer break, but a new survey reveals many in Illinois look forward to heading back to class.
DECATUR -- Summer break has barely started and already some teachers are thinking about next year.
DANVILLE -- Students will notice some new gadgets in the classroom this fall.
ILLINOIS -- A bill to fix the state's education funding system passed the Senate Tuesday.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers hit another bump as they work on how to pay for schools.
ILLINOIS -- A group of Illinois' superintendents is voicing its support for a new school funding formula.
SPRINGFIELD -- From documentaries to websites to live performances and exhibits, students participating in the Annual History Expo displayed their research projects Thursday.
DANVILLE -- Next school year, a group of lucky freshmen will enroll in a new program at Danville High School.
NATIONAL -- It's a special day for teachers across the country. It's Teacher Appreciation Day.
Update: 4:02 pm, 5/6/14, Tuesday ILLINOIS -- Legislation which aims to ease the transitions of military students moving in and out of Illinois' schools was in committee Tuesday.
ILLINOIS -- Community colleges are looking to the future to help more people in the state walk across the stage.
CHAMPAIGN -- Students took a trip to the past Friday.
CHAMPAIGN -- Students at St. Thomas More say what they did Thursday was one of the funnest assignments of the year.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are getting an earful from citizens on a variety of issues.
ILLINOIS -- How students are punished could soon change.
URBANA -- Parents are signing up kids for kindergarten. The district is making the process as easy as possible.
ILLINOIS -- Charter school advocates were loud and proud at the Capitol Tuesday.
ILLINOIS -- A bill allowing schools to suspend or expel students convicted of certain felonies passed the Illinois House.
URBANA -- Combining video games and math problems can be fun and educational.
SPRINGFIELD -- Another way to pay for education is being talked about at the State Capital.
Research Shows you could be pre-disposed to align with a certain party because of where you're born. We are joined by Political Science Professor at the University of Illinois, Jeffrey Mondak, to help us put this theory "In Perspective."
Unit 4 is going through major changes. Our Cynthia Bruno had the chance to sit down with Unit 4 Superintendent, Dr. Judy Weigand, to talk about the changes that are in the works.
TUSCOLA -- People are getting a new perspective about what it takes to be a student.
DECATUR -- Educators are always looking for ways to help their students.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI's chancellor is speaking out about the future of higher education.
ILLINOIS -- This week, some Illinois students are taking a test to help prepare them for a big change.
Update: 5:35 pm ILLINOIS -- Millionaires could be forced to open their pocketbooks to pay for education.
BEMENT -- A science teacher's contract is not renewed, but it's not because of budget cuts.
Update: 10:05 pm SHELBY COUNTY -- Schools here need some costly repairs.
ILLINOIS -- State Senator Chapin Rose (R) wants to make sure every school district gets their fair share of funding.
ILLINOIS -- School districts could face more challenges if lawmakers pass deep budget cuts.
DANVILLE -- An area man is getting recognition for his lifelong commitment to schools. He's tonight's Hometown Hero.
SIDELL -- Two school districts are a step closer to merging.
CHAMPAIGN -- A group of students held a science fair Friday.