CHAMPAIGN -- An alumni from the UI's Education Justice Program is making his first contact with young people count.
Update: 6:03 pm, 11/18/14, Tuesday ILLINOIS -- Hundreds of people packed the Capitol Rotunda to help change the state's education reform system.
ILLINOIS -- Does a community college education pay off? One study says it does.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Unit 4 District is getting recognized for challenging its students.
ILLINOIS -- Huge amounts of student debt are adding up for an age group you wouldn't expect.
GIFFORD -- The first two days back, the attendance rate was 95% and focus shifted from textbook lessons to the students themselves. Most kids, and their families, stayed in town after the storm.
CHAMPAIGN -- Up to 20 kids may need extra attention which is why they come to the ACTIONS program.
CHAMPAIGN -- After some funding issues, the 21st Annual Chessfest wasn't going to happen.
Pew Research reports 37% of U.S. households headed by someone under 40 years old have student debt. That's the highest the rate's been.
Preparing for college is sometimes the first step into the real world.
Going to college is a stressful time for students and their parents. We're trying to make it easier.
Preparing for college is something every high school student stresses about, whether it's the application, essay or price-tag.
ILLINOIS -- The grades are out. Schools can see how they stack up to the rest of the state with this year's report cards.
CHAMPAIGN -- It was a learning lesson for life at Stratton Elementary.
CHAMPAIGN -- The life story of Ronnie Fields has had its ups-and-downs as he pursued his basketball career.
Update: 4:54 pm, 10/29/14, Wednesday ILLINOIS -- Some schools in the state will split nearly $2 million.
ILLINOIS -- It's never too early to start saving for college. Two of the state's 529 college savings programs are ranked top in the nation.
We're discussing the value of new school buildings, so what do students who are learning inside those new walls, have to say about it?
Some teachers and students in Champaign are enjoying new facilities, but others may have to wait 20 years for upgrades to an already decaying building.
A Champaign school in the middle of some major improvements is Judah Christian.
GIFFORD -- Kids learned about safety in all forms Thursday. It was Agriculture Safety Day.
ILLINOIS -- How a child develops starts at birth. That's why the governor is pushing his Birth-to-5 Initiative.
Many parents who homeschool don't know it all and that's okay.
Perla Robertson has four children she's homeschooling. She's here to share her experiences.
Homeschooling is a way of teaching which is becoming more popular.
Homeschooling in Illinois is considered a form of private school and there really is no regulation.
CHAMPAIGN -- Five area school teacher are some of the Who's Who in education.
DECATUR -- Nearly half of children under 5-years of age, in Macon County, are living in poverty.
DECATUR -- A storybook character came to life for students Monday.
DECATUR -- Two school districts are finding ways to learn a thing or two about technology and they're doing it together.
CHARLESTON -- When it comes to the best colleges for veterans, Eastern Illinois University is right up there.
Latest: 5:04 pm, 10/1/14, Wednesday VERMILION COUNTY -- The first of two talks takes place Wednesday night to discuss whether Catlin and Jamaica schools should consolidate.
PIATT COUNTY -- An area school is honored for its excellence.
Update: 5:33 pm, 9/29/14, Monday SPRINGFIELD -- There's more debate over how the state should pay for education giving each school a more equal share.
CHAMPAIGN -- After years of looking for a new property, an area school finally sees its dream become a reality.
ALTAMONT -- It was an exciting day as one teacher received the news of a a lifetime.
ILLINOIS -- A Democratically-supported bill which could change education funding in the state is getting opposition from its own party.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- It's hard to believe, but in the U.S., there are 1.3 million homeless school children.
Latest: 6:17 pm, 9/16/14, Tuesday DANVILLE -- An area school took home an award. Northeast Elementary Magnet School got a national award for health and nutrition.
ILLINOIS -- A new coalition has formed to save Illinois education.
SPRINGFIELD -- Students from around the world are coming to the University of Illinois Springfield in record numbers.
DANVILLE -- A group walked for education Saturday. The Danville Caucus held its fifth annual Walk for Academic Excellence.
MACON COUNTY -- A lack of money is a problem for a lot of schools and students are dealing with the sacrifices being made.
MAHOMET -- An employee in the Mahomet-Seymour School District is going above and beyond.
DECATUR -- Public school educators got a brand new contract.
ILLINOIS -- More than 200 state schools will have access to more fresh fruit and vegetables this year.
ILLINOIS -- For the first time, parents heard from the state superintendent live, without leaving their living rooms.
URBANA -- A big moment for a high school band. Urbana High students got to take a page from some professionals' music books.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some kids are taking education into their own hands.
ILLINOIS -- There's a new push to help students afford college. It could help them live debt-free while they're in school.